[ardour-users] key commands in os x

Adam Varga adam at dailysonic.com
Sun Feb 19 20:13:40 PST 2006

no luck. the command key only works with apple-w, but i think thats
because its an OS-wide key command...

from what i've read online, it looks like this is a problem with X11
is 10.4 and later. According the manual for Xquartz, there's a
'swapAltMeta' option which is supposed to do the trick... but i'm not
sure if i'm executing it correctly... hrmmm...

On 2/19/06, Jesse Chappell <jesse at essej.net> wrote:
> On 2/19/06, Adam Varga <adam at dailysonic.com> wrote:
> > Has anyone gotten 'alt' keyboard commands in OS 10.4+ to work?
> > control, shift, command all work... but alt commands do not. I poked
> > around and found this advice online, but it didn't work for me:
> >
> > Is there an easy way to map the left "alt" key to "meta" key in Mac OS
> > X Tiger,  X11 (in full-screen mode)? Try: defaults write com.apple.x11
> > swap_alt_meta -bool true
> >
> > Have any Tiger users had any luck with the alt key?
> Strangely enough, on my 10.3.9 system I found that the Command key
> (cloverleaf thingy) acted as the X11 Alt key in ardour.  Try it!
> jlc

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