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[ale] What's the alternate function mode on the keyboard for?
- Subject: [ale] What's the alternate function mode on the keyboard for?
- From: james.sumners at gmail.com (James Sumners)
- Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 13:54:02 -0500
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
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They're usually used for quick launching common applications (e.g.
calculator, calendar, etc.). But as you have seen, the keyboard is
going to require a driver that can interpret the signals
On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 12:46 PM, Jim Lynch
<ale_nospam at fayettedigital.com> wrote:
> Some if not most of my keyboards have a "F" or mode key that changes the
> normal function keys f1-12 into something else. ?If I run xev to see
> what the keys send in the "not" function mode, some of them don't work
> at all. ?How can a key not produce any events?
> Anyway I discovered this alternate mode the hard way, it got turned on
> by accident an I though I had trashed my keyboard somehow so I bought a
> new one. ?Eventually the new one did the same thing and I got to looking
> at the funny lights and discovered this "feature" (?).
> So what's it for? ?What good is it if it doesn't send any events?
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