Alt Key Issue
trash1 "at" PlumasBank.com
Fri Jul 19 01:15:03 2002
Even if you don't get the event, you can always look at the state of the
keyboard to see if the alt key is down when handling a keystroke. There must
be some legacy reason for this problem.
From: "Beerse, Corni" [mailto:cbeerse "at" hiscom.nl]
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Don Garrett [mailto:garrett "at" bgb.cc]
> I don't understand why I'm having this problem, but maybe
> someone else does...
> I'm running a RedHat 7.2 machine with the RPM
> vnc-server-3.3.3r2-18.4 from
> Redhat installed. I'm using the standard windows client
> version 3.3.3 R3 on
> Windows XP.
> When I run emacs on the linux machine, the Alt key doesn't
> work for escape
> sequences. Alt-b is ignored. Explicitly hitting escape b
> jumps back a word
> (just as expected).
I have similar problems with W2K viewer to Linux or HP-UX servers. Specially
the alt and ctrl key actions don't arive timely on the unix side. I think
there are just to much parties that like to handle these keys: first it is
the firmware on your desktop, then the os on you desktop. If they let the
key's pass, only then it is in the control of vncviewer. The M$Windows based
viewer has special options to simulate ctrl and alt actions to overcome