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Re: hyper key help

Hello Greg,

Thanks for the reply.  I decided to just change the caps lock to Super
and change the windows key to Caps Lock.  I've not run into many
keystrokes that conflict with GNOME or the shortcuts I've set for
emacs.  I just have to remember to be more decisive about the super key
because I have a tendency to hit the super key and release it without
hitting other keys.

Thanks for the reply,

Greg Priest-Dorman <gregpd@google.com> writes:

> It has been ages since I messed with xmodemap. But two thing I notice,
> "Hyper_L" is still bound to "mod4" and your reassignment uses an upper
> case "M". Â
> I forget if xmodmap instructions are case sensitive, but it would
> likely take less time to try the change than to look it up. Try
> changing "add Mod3 = Hyper_L" line to "add mod3 = Hyper_L" Â
> ÂSecone, I wonder if you have to clear the assigment of Hyper_L to
> mod4 before the reassignment to mod3 will take?
> Perhaps try clearing mod4, then adding back only the ones you want
> there, excluding Hyper_L?
> Again, I have not delt with xmodmap in years, I'm just making guesses.
> -Greg
> On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 6:43 AM, T. V. Raman <tv.raman.tv@gmail.com> wrote:
>                         Sorry to hear about the gnome3 pains -- afraid I
>             cant help much            -- I completely eliminated gnome and
>             just run stumpwm as a tiling            window manager, with
>             Emacs in one window and Chrome/ChromeVox in            the
>             other.            >>>>> "Robert" == Robert D Crawford
>             <robdcraw@gmail.com> writes:            Â Â Robert> Hello all,
>             I am at a loss as to how to proceed and            Â Â Robert>
>             I'm hoping someone can assist.            Â Â Robert>            Â
>             Robert> I'm trying to give GNOME 3 a chance on my new            Â
>             Robert> install. It makes use of the Super key, so I thought            Â
>             Robert> I would assign hyper to be my "emacs" key. I've used            Â
>             Robert> this .Xmodmap file:            Â Â Robert>            Â
>             Robert> ! No Caps Lock clear lock keycode 66 = Hyper_L !            Â
>             Robert> keysym Caps_Lock = Hyper_L clear mod3 add Mod3 =            Â
>             Robert> Hyper_L            Â Â Robert>            Â Â Robert>            Â
>             Robert> and the result, according to xmodmap is:            Â
>             Robert>            Â Â Robert> rdc@e6410:~$ xmodmap xmodmap:
>             up to 4 keys per            Â Â Robert> modifier, (keycodes in
>             parentheses):            Â Â Robert>            Â Â Robert>
>             shift Shift_L (0x32), Shift_R (0x3e) lock Hyper_L            Â
>             Robert> (0x42) control Control_L (0x25), Control_R (0x69)            Â
>             Robert> mod1 Alt_L (0x40), Alt_R (0x6c), Meta_L (0xcd) mod2            Â
>             Robert> Num_Lock (0x4d) mod3 mod4 Super_L (0x85), Super_R            Â
>             Robert> (0x86), Super_L (0xce), Hyper_L (0xcf) mod5            Â
>             Robert> ISO_Level3_Shift (0x5c), Mode_switch (0xcb)            Â
>             Robert>            Â Â Robert> rdc@e6410:~$            Â Â
>             Robert>            Â Â Robert> but emacs still thinks it is a
>             super key, giving me            Â Â Robert> the response "Cap
>             x is bound to self-insert            Â Â Robert> character."
>             The lock is gone, but nothing else. In            Â Â Robert>
>             addition, why is the mod3 line blank? Any ideas?            Â
>             Robert>            Â Â Robert> Concerning GNOME 3, I'm not
>             terribly impressed. I            Â Â Robert> make use of the
>             magnifier and the one baked into            Â Â Robert> gnome
>             shell is shite. The movement is not smooth at            Â Â
>             Robert> all and if I try to change the shortcut it only            Â
>             Robert> rarely works. When I don't change the shortcut            Â
>             Robert> sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I can't            Â
>             Robert> seem to figure out in what instances it doesn't work,            Â
>             Robert> so I can't really request help, but I might try. I            Â
>             Robert> was a long-time user of compiz and the magnification            Â
>             Robert> was infinitely smoother and more configurable. I            Â
>             Robert> would have hoped that by the 5th release of gnome            Â
>             Robert> shell it would have been at least comparable. Alas,            Â
>             Robert> it is not so. My next step, I think, is to install            Â
>             Robert> XFCE and compiz.            Â Â Robert>            Â Â
>             Robert> Sorry for the rant, but thanks for listening.            Â
>             Robert>            Â Â Robert> Best regards, rdc -- Robert
>             D. Crawford            Â Â Robert> robdcraw@gmail.com            Â
>             Robert>            Â Â Robert>
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