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Re: X(NumLock)=Mod2 (was Re: Profiler for Mathematica)

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  • Subject: [mg36550] Re: [mg36529] X(NumLock)=Mod2 (was Re: Profiler for Mathematica)
  • From: jmt <jmt at dxdydz.net>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 13:27:32 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <aleu5l$572$1@smc.vnet.net> <200209110727.DAA04686@smc.vnet.net>
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On Unix and Linux, you can also start mathematica with some options :
mathematica -primaryModifierMask etc
see man mathematica for other (very useful) options

On Wednesday 11 September 2002 09:27, Scott A Centoni wrote:
> > PS: One more quick one: Why does the front end act funny when I have the
> > num lock turned on on Linux? (Linux,Athlon, KDE)
> 
> Your X server is set up so that the NumLock key is mapped to Mod2.  I
> learned by accident that Mod2 is actually quite useful.  Mod2-click on a
> cell selects all cells of that type in the current notebook.  This is an
> easy way to delete all the graphics cells and output cells in a notebook to
> reduce file size.  An annoying aspect is that Mod2-click means press
> NumLock, click, then press NumLock again to turn it off.  You should be able
> to map a different key to Mod2 using xmodmap.  Remapping modifier keys in X
> is awfully annoying, though.  I recommend xkeycaps
> (http://www.jwz.org/xkeycaps/).
> 
> 
> 


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