From: peter (Peter da Silva) Date: 15:40 on 08 Sep 2003 Subject: Keyboard remapping ... or the lack thereof. The poor state of the art in keyboard remapping in most software, now that's a disgrace. In 1983, just about any terminal in the world had at least 8 programmable function keys that could store any string you wanted, and you could load them from an application or just let them use the default. I had wrappers around programs that loaded the keyboard mapping I wanted for that program (not 'what that program wanted', what *I* wanted), ran it, and set them back. In 2003, neither the Macintosh nor Windows, the supposedly friendliest operating systems you can get, give me anything like that functionality. When you can remap keys, it's through arcane registry hacks or obscure XML files, or through little applets that just do one thing, conflict with each other, and half the time expect you to pay $10.00 to get rid of a nag screen. It's the "ugly and hostile" X Window System that does the best job here. Ironic.
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