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Date:      Thu, 7 Dec 1995 20:03:33 +0100 (MET)
From:      hm@altona.hamburg.com (Hellmuth Michaelis)
To:        kuku@gilberto.physik.rwth-aachen.de (Christoph P. Kukulies)
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freefall.FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: pcvt ALT keys
Message-ID:  <m0tNlbR-00001mC@ernie.altona.hamburg.com>
In-Reply-To: <199512071210.NAA00630@gilberto.physik.rwth-aachen.de> from "Christoph P. Kukulies" at Dec 7, 95 01:10:31 pm

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>From the keyboard of Christoph P. Kukulies:
> 
> What I dislike with PCVT is that I need two hands to vtscreen-switch.
> (CTRL-ALT-Fx)

Me too!

ALT-Fx is in use for other parts of the VT220 emulation.

CTRL-ALT-Fx is consistent with the Xfree way of switching vt's.

As a shorthand F9, F10, F11 and F12 are available for the 1st 4 vt's.

> Is there a way to change this behaviour?

Not without hacking the source (pretty trivial).

Besides that, there is this consistency problem. ALT-Fx is in use, shall i
use CTRL-Fx, or SHIFT-Fx ??

The cleanest solution would be to allow it to remap very key to anything -
a character, a function, a vt-switch, a <imagine something>.

Unfortunately this requires a fundamental rewrite of the keyboard part,
which i wanted to start last year already :-(

hellmuth
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Hellmuth Michaelis           hm@altona.hamburg.com              Hamburg, Europe
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