Ticket #1507 (closed task: wontfix)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

Rename Meta/Hyper/Super/Compose/Complete etc keys to usual PC keyboard names

Reported by: sergey-feo Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: mc-core Version: 4.7.0-pre1
Keywords: Meta Complete Cc: egmont
Blocked By: Blocking:
Branch state: no branch Votes for changeset:

Description

(Sorry for my bad English)

What do you think about renaming Meta key to Alt, Complete to Shift?
IMHO the percent of keyboards with Meta and Complete is much less that keyboards with Alt and Shift in our days.

Regards, Sergey

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by angel_il

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by sergey-feo

Why "wontfix"?
It is interesting :-)

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by ossi

because that's the names under which the keys are delivered from the kernel (and x). the application doesn't necessarily have any idea what physical keyboard is behind that; in fact, even the same keyboard type may be configured differently.

though i must admit i never heard "complete". i think that's merely a reference to the keybinding mc uses, not a key name.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by sergey-feo

that's the names under which the keys are delivered from the kernel (and x)

Xorg uses usual names like <LALT> and <RALT>, not <META> in its configs like
/etc/X11/xkb/symbols/compose

By the way: is key names from kernel and from X are identical? What will be if mc will run on OS whehe kernel names some keys [123abc] and [1q2W3e4R5t6y7]? Will mc follow this names and shows its to users?

though i must admit i never heard "complete"

You can read about "complete" here:
http://www.linux.org.ru/view-message.jsp?msgid=3924060&lastmod=1249411320869&page=-1

The description is here:
http://www.linux.org.ru/jump-message.jsp?msgid=3924060&cid=3924627

and here:
http://www.linux.org.ru/jump-message.jsp?msgid=3924060&cid=3925161

and judiciary resume is here :-) :
http://www.linux.org.ru/jump-message.jsp?msgid=3924060&cid=3928161

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by angel_il

about
"COMPLETE = Escape.
META = ALT"

Complete != Escape

Complete = Meta+Tab (Esc+Tab or Alt+Tab )

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by andrew_b

  • Branch state set to no branch
  • Milestone Future Releases deleted

comment:7 Changed 2 years ago by egmont

  • Cc egmont added

See also #3087.

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