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Re: [SLUG] Verbatim keyboard special keys
- To: jon <jonjermey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Verbatim keyboard special keys
- From: peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 11:26:22 +1100
- Cc: slug <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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>>>>> "jon" == jon <jonjermey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
jon> I have a Verbatim keyboard which is about four years old. It has
jon> a special key at the top left which 'shifts' the functions of the
jon> function keys to some non-standard program-specific settings;
jon> e.g. F2 becomes 'New' and F7 becomes 'Spell Check'. When booting
jon> into Linux Mint this option is turned on by default, and it's a
jon> bloody nuisance. There is also a row of special 'launching'
jon> buttons along the top for programs like Word, which could be
jon> useful if I could work out and change what they are actually
jon> sending. Can anyone with experience of this come up with a way to
jon> prevent the shifted settings starting up by default, and/or a key
jon> interceptor program which could at least tell me what codes the
jon> 'shifted' function keys are sending to the CPU?
Xev can tell you what's being pressed. I don't know how to reset the
keyboard to a known state, though.