[maemo-developers] Maemo 5 Keymaps - The Saga of Pipe & Tab

From: Matan Ziv-Av matan at svgalib.org
Date: Thu Oct 15 13:52:23 EEST 2009
On Thu, 15 Oct 2009, Roald de Vries wrote:

>> fn-backspace for esc, fn-enter for tab, or whatever else you want. The key is, once we figure this out, you can remap to your heart's content. ;)
> ASCII has has 33 control characters, among which tab and esc. These 
> can be typed in your terminal through control-something. For example, 
> CTRL-I is tab, CTRL-[ is escape, CTRL-H is backspace (destructive) and 
> CTRL-M is enter. This is not really a solution to all the problems, 
> but at least you can type tabs without the on screen keyboard.

This is not exact. It might work in a terminal emulator, but it is not a 
universal thing. Tab and Esc are useful in a lot of programs (such as 
Esc for stop current page loading in a browser, and inserting a Tab in 
a word processor), and there those CTRL characters do not replace them.


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