Bug 3070 - Netscape and ALT keybindings
Netscape and ALT keybindings
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-26 12:16 EDT by Adam Spiers
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-09 15:37:34 EDT
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Description Adam Spiers 1999-05-26 12:16:10 EDT
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 13:21:59 EDT
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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