Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 155096
ALT+keypad-numbers doesn't function under X
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:04 EST
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Description of problem:
When using the Linux console (VTs) directly (and on other PC OSs), one can press the ALT key, then type a decimal number on the keypad. That number will be "translated" encoded into a byte, and treated as if the user had pressed a key generating that ASCII value.
For example, pressing ALT+48 would act as if "0" had been typed.
This feature does not appear to work under X, at least when editing a document using vi within a "GNOME Terminal" session, or when running XEmacs.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a GNOME terminal app
2. Press and hold ALT
3. Type 48 on the numeric keypad
4. Release ALT
Actual Results: "48" appears in the terminal window.
Expected Results: "0" should appear in the terminal window. 48 is the decimal ASCII code for "0".
This is not an xorg-x11 bug. GNOME has a similar ability by pressing
the right key combinations however.
If you would like to see Xorg have such a feature natively, file an
enhancement request in X.Org bugzilla, located at http://bugs.freedesktop.org
and X.Org developers will review your request. If someone decides to
implement this feature directly into X.Org after you file your request,
it will be available in a future version of the X Window System.
Setting status to "NOTABUG"
OK. so what are the "right key combinations"?
Why wouldn't GNOME just use the existing standards that have been around for
many, many, years?
> OK. so what are the "right key combinations"?
The GNOME documentation might provide this information, however if you
aren't able to find it in the docs, you might find firstname.lastname@example.org
to be of assistance, or one of the public GNOME mailing lists or IRC forums.
>Why wouldn't GNOME just use the existing standards that have been around for
>many, many, years?
One of the GNOME development forums provided by the GNOME project might
be able to answer that for you.