Bug 3070 - Netscape and ALT keybindings
Summary: Netscape and ALT keybindings
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-05-26 16:16 UTC by Adam Spiers
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-09 19:37:34 UTC

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Description Adam Spiers 1999-05-26 16:16:10 UTC
Netscape doesn't distinguish between Alt_L and Alt_R
in some strange way -- for example if you do

xmodmap -e 'add mod4 = Mode_switch'

then all Netscape's "left Alt + <key>" combinations
stop working, even though Mode_switch (i.e. AltGR/Alt_R)
has nothing to do with Alt_L.

Comment 1 Adam Spiers 1999-05-30 17:21:59 UTC
My apologies; this is nothing to do with Netscape in particular.
Xemacs alerted me to the fact that if you want to use an Alt key
as something other than an Alt, you must change its keysym -- it's
not sufficient to simply change where it is in the modifier map.
Similarly for Control keysyms.

So, you can safely discard this "bug" ...

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