Bug 155096 - ALT+keypad-numbers doesn't function under X
ALT+keypad-numbers doesn't function under X
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2005-04-16 01:58 EDT by Stephen Warren
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Description Stephen Warren 2005-04-16 01:58:02 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050323 Firefox/1.0.2 Fedora/1.0.2-1.3.1

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.

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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".

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Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2005-04-16 02:12:53 EDT
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"
Comment 2 Stephen Warren 2005-04-16 03:09:39 EDT
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?
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2005-04-16 03:17:57 EDT
> 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 fedora-list@redhat.com
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.

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