[maemo-users] Sticky Fn/modifier keys

From: Matan Ziv-Av matan at svgalib.org
Date: Fri Jun 10 16:54:07 EEST 2011
On Mon, 6 Jun 2011, Philipp Haselwarter wrote:

> Is there any way to make Fn (and possibly Shift and Ctrl) sticky all
> over the desktop, not just in the terminal?
> Or at least in certain applications (emacs…)?

How do you use emacs? The sticky shift and Fn keys work in xterm, and so 
in programs that run in xterm. Ctrl is not sticky.

On the N900, the implementation of sticky keys is in gtk input method 
(and in hildon-desktop for "pressing a number on the desktop opens the
dialer"), so it should work for programs using this method, but not for 
programs that take their input from X directly.

Xkb also has sticky keys, so you could use that and have it work in all 
programs, but this option of Xkb is not well documented.

Matan Ziv-Av.                         matan at svgalib.org
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