[Ardour-Dev] mac vs. linux keybindings
nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Tue Feb 11 09:58:12 PST 2014
On 02/08/2014 01:53 AM, Paul Davis wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 7:36 PM, Jörn Nettingsmeier
> <nettings at stackingdwarves.net <mailto:nettings at stackingdwarves.net>> wrote:
> hi *!
> after comparing the mac and linux keybindings one by one, i found
> that they are equivalent under the following modifier key
> abstraction (which we have in the CSS of the manual already:
> generic linux mac
> mod1 ctrl cmd
> mod2 alt ctrl
> mod3 shift shift
> mod4 win ?
> the modN names should not really have been used in the manual. that was
> sloppy of me. why not? because they are all legitimate X Window modifier
> names too.
oh, they are not user-visible (except for a few incidents which are most
likely typos). they only existed in the CSS, which replaced them with
the appropriate key name.
> the "win" thing isn't really keyboard centric, but is a badly thought
> out semantic idea ... a particular modifier (or combination of
> modifiers) that would be used to drive all window-show/hide operations.
> it does NOT corrrespond to the "Windows" key found on so many PC keyboards.
ah. thanks for that clarification. i was wondering: is the win key a
modifier anyway, or a normal key? or is there no such restriction
anymore with modern keyboards?
> in reality, it doesn't really work. if you look at the fmt-bindings
> tool, you will see that the "<WINDOW>" modifier or whatever i used as
> the substitution token, is the same as another well-used modifier. so
> the lack of dual bindings is just good luck (with a little bit of care
> thrown in) rather than a matter of design.
> we should remove the <WINDOW> thing from the bindings.in
> <http://bindings.in> file and use the *actual* modifier token
> (<PRIMARY>, <SECONDARY> etc) instead, to make collisions between
> bindings obvious.
ok, i'll see if i can find the time to look at bindings.in later this
week. for now, i will remove all occurrences of the "win" modifier from
the manual and generate the mac and linux keybindings from the same
source, on the fly.
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