Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90516
shift key no longer recognized as modifier to function keys
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:05:00 EST
Description of problem:
I use the shift key as modifier to certain function keys to access emacs
functions. The key combinations are defined in .emacs aka .xemacs/init.el for
example: (global-set-key '(shift f9) 'query-replace)
The xemacs version shipped with RedHat 9 does not register the shift key as
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
XEmacs 21.4 (patch 12) "Portable Code" [Lucid] (i386-redhat-linux, Mule) of Thu
Feb 20 2003 on porky.devel.redhat.com
always, even if global-set-key directive is absent.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open xemacs
2. type 'Ctrl-h k' to invoke key function dictionary
3. type 'Shift-f9' etc
xemacs returns info for f9, not Shift-f9
should return info for Shift-f9
switching off default gnome desktop shortcuts did not make a difference.
.Xmodmap is loaded and respected. .Xdefaults is ignored, however that should
not make a difference in my case.
have not tried running under KDE.
Still present in xemacs-21.4.14.
*** Bug 112977 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***