__/ [Thomas Wootten] on Sunday 30 October 2005 15:04 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> The only thing that bothers me, believe it or not, is that the keyboard I
>> received in the package, although it looks wonderful, has a circle where
>> the right SHIFT typically lies. It is hard getting accustomed to always
>> use the left SHIFT. What is that circle anyway? And why is it that I al-
>> ways spend a few seconds trying to figure out what's wrong until I see
>> that the colon is in fact a semi-colon? Why is it that amaroK uses the
>> Windows logo button for global keyboard accelerators? The keyboard strug-
>> gles must end.
> So are you saying that right shift doesn't work? Odd.
> Is there a pic of the keyboard on the web?
Just tried that, but could neither find a picture nor a reference in a Web
At first I thought of some similarities to the Mac layout (I use an iMac
at work sometimes), but that button appears to be utterly useless although
it is the same size as the typical right-hand-side SHIFT.
The embarrassing thing is that it took me several days to look at it
closely and realise that it was not labeled SHIFT. Rather than having an
arrow pointing up, it was just a small hollow circle (outline of a circle,
> amaroK using the windows key for it's shortcuts is only the default
> behaviour. Personally I like it since the windows key isn't used for very
> much ELSE on my system (it doesn't even open the kde menu :( )
Isn't that button intended to disappear though? Use of that button only
encourages the vendors to 'stamp' the keyboard, somehow locking it to an
O/S manufacturer. I am not even fond of terms like "Windows-compatible
keyboard", or "designed for Microsoft Windows" or "Winmodem".... or DRM.
Hardware should never be exchangeable or analogous with software. Never
ever! How would you like changing your car and find the throttle and posi-
tion of brakes interchanged.
 XMMS uses CTRL+SHIFT+Char
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