[Geany-Devel] Idea: use function keys as modifiers?

Thrawn shell_layer-geany at xxxxx
Wed May 29 23:10:21 UTC 2013

OK, mixed results!

I was able to use xmodmap to make F2 generate Meta or Hyper keys. However, when I used Meta in Geany, it was interpreted as Alt, and Hyper was interpreted as Alt + Super.

On the bright side of things, seeing that made me realise that I can modify the Super key with Ctrl, Shift, Alt, or a combination of them. It's something, at least. By my calculations, even if we ignore using Super by itself (which is error-prone), there are still 13 possible combinations of Ctrl, Shift, Alt, and Super, each of which can be used with the full keyboard. I'll see how I go.

Thanks for the feedback!

--- On Thu, 30/5/13, Dimitar Zhekov <dimitar.zhekov at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Dimitar Zhekov <dimitar.zhekov at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Geany-Devel] Idea: use function keys as modifiers?
> To: shell_layer-geany at yahoo.com.au, "Geany development list" <devel at lists.geany.org>
> Received: Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 3:21 AM
> On Tue, 28 May 2013 15:04:27 -0700
> (PDT)
> Thrawn <shell_layer-geany at yahoo.com.au>
> wrote:
> > Is it possible to enable the use of the function keys,
> F1-F12, as modifier keys?
> It can be done under X11 with a custom key map, but Fx will
> become a
> modifier for all programs...
> > I love Geany's custom keybindings, but I'm running out
> of intuitive options, especially with multiple plugins and
> multiple custom Lua scripts. Using the function keys as
> extra modifiers would help a lot.
> Have you used all <windows> key combinations? They are
> be available as
> <Super>+x under most WM-s...
> -- 
> E-gards: Jimmy

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