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Re: How do I configure cursor control keys ?

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  • Subject: [mg6020] Re: [mg5995] How do I configure cursor control keys ?
  • From: "Christopher R. Carlen" <crobc at epix.net>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997 01:20:08 -0500
  • Organization: epix.net
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Christopher R. Carlen wrote:
> 
> I am running Linux 2.0 with XFree86 3.1.2 .  I
> already have the Delete, Backspace, and other cursor control
> keys properly configured under X.  They
> work fine under most X-apps.  When I use the MMA help feature, "Find
> Keys and Modifiers," the correct KeySyms show up for the keys:
> Delete
> Home
> End
> But these keys do not work in the notebook interface.  Delete acts as a
> Backspace.  The other keys do peculiar things.
> Is there a way to get the MMA 3.0 Linux front end to properly respond to
> these three important KeySyms ?

There is a file

/usr/local/mathematica/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/TextResources/KeyEventTranslations.tr

Which contains the mappings of KeySyms to MMA actions.  It is pretty
self-explanatory to modify once you've found it.

_____________________
Christopher R. Carlen
crobc at epix.net
carlenc at cs.moravian.edu


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