Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 113435
Windows and Menu Keys Ignored
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
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Description of problem:
Since 1995, almost every keyboard sold in the world for pc computers
has as least three more keys, comparing with 286's keyboards: Two
"windows" and one used for menu, which uses to have the same effect of
pressing the second mouse button.
As we are in 2004, it's been 9 years ignoring something which is a
I'm not saying that these keys must have any default function (like
raising the fedora menu) - but being recognized by default would make
easy for several people to configure it the way it was projected to.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All XFree 4.2
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Gnome.
2. Go to preferences - keyboard shortcuts
3. Try to configure any keyboard shortcut and press one of these keys
- nothing happens.
Actual Results: Nothing.
Expected Results: It should behave the way it does when there's a
.Xmodmap file on user's dir containing:
keycode 115 = F13
keycode 116 = F14
keycode 117 = F15
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