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0005107 [Squeak] VM minor always 09-25-06 22:50 12-17-08 12:01
Reporter mzimmerm View Status public  
Assigned To
Priority normal Resolution open  
Status assigned   Product Version 3.9
Summary 0005107: With Caps Lock on, Menus do not work (Linux, Mac only)
Description Basically, the problem is that Caps-Lock is modifying mouse events, while it
should only modify key-pressed for key=A-Z. It seems minor, but it is very
confusion when user hits it first time - Basically, clicking on menu items just "echos" the menu item, and does nothing. I think I reinstalled fresh image and the VM before I found CapsLock on :(:(

In http://bugs.impara.de/view.php?id=565 [^] , there is a link to a fix Ned Konz provided in Novemer 1994. It seems it was ever applied.

Happens on Linux and (I understand) Mac VM, Windows is OK.

This is a re-enter of now closed issue ID=565.

http://bugs.impara.de/view.php?id=565 [^]
Additional Information Linux (I tested there) and apparently Mac. Seems minor but annoying especially for newbies.

See

http://bugs.impara.de/view.php?id=565 [^]

for fix suggested by Ned Konz
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(0007374 - 72 - 72 - 72 - 72 - 72 - 72)
tim
09-26-06 02:29

APPEARS TO BE ALL OK ON MAC (dang capslock key!) running on 3.8.12beta4U
 
(0007404 - 298 - 332 - 556 - 556 - 556 - 556)
mzimmerm
09-26-06 17:40

Tim, thanks for checking. I do not have a Mac here, but this message

http://www.nabble.com/caps-lock-introduces-funny-menu-behaviour-tf2048796.html#a5643738 [^]

says he has "similar problems" on Mac (vm 3.9-7 which seems newer than yours). They did not get rid of that useless key on mac yet? :)
 
(0007405 - 140 - 140 - 140 - 140 - 140 - 140)
mzimmerm
09-26-06 17:44

In my last note apparently the link is to the top of thread - the comment about Mac vm 3.9-7 is in the email by Yann Monclair (5th from top)
 
(0007406 - 148 - 148 - 148 - 148 - 148 - 148)
tim
09-26-06 17:48

So far as I am aware a '3.9-7' vm would be the unix vm running on osx, thus sharing the same code as the more 'usual' unix vms. I am using a mac vm.
 
(0007638 - 226 - 286 - 286 - 286 - 286 - 286)
mzimmerm
10-09-06 19:21

Thanks for the clarification. i should step into the 21st century and distinguish between a "mac" and "mac osx" (or just "osx"?). So it appears this issue applies only to "linux" and "mac osx" (and potentially other "*ix" VMs.
 
(0007639 - 549 - 561 - 561 - 561 - 561 - 561)
tim
10-09-06 19:37

Don't forget there are VMs compiled from the *nix code tree that can run on OSX and separate VMs written to the 'carbon' api (I think?) for Macs (OSX or relics of pre-OSX). There is also a version written to the Cocoa api but I don't recall seeing much about it in a while.

I am using the latter, which seems not to have this problem with caps lock. The person having the problem when running a '3.9-7' vm on his mac is running the former. Thus we can suspect that the problem is in the *nix branch of the platform code and not in the Mac branch.
 
(0007650 - 154 - 154 - 154 - 154 - 154 - 154)
mzimmerm
10-11-06 07:36

Thanks for clarifying this; also it occurred to me to ask OLPC if they see the problem; searching, I see conflicting info whether it has caps-lock or not.
 
(0011607 - 30 - 30 - 30 - 30 - 30 - 30)
tim
12-28-07 19:56

Needs Ian's attention sometime
 

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
09-25-06 22:50 mzimmerm New Issue
09-25-06 22:56 mzimmerm Issue Monitored: mzimmerm
09-26-06 02:29 tim Note Added: 0007374
09-26-06 17:40 mzimmerm Note Added: 0007404
09-26-06 17:44 mzimmerm Note Added: 0007405
09-26-06 17:48 tim Note Added: 0007406
10-09-06 19:21 mzimmerm Note Added: 0007638
10-09-06 19:37 tim Note Added: 0007639
10-11-06 07:36 mzimmerm Note Added: 0007650
09-12-07 00:42 tim Status new => assigned
09-12-07 00:42 tim Assigned To  => tim
12-28-07 19:56 tim Note Added: 0011607
12-29-07 02:53 tim Assigned To tim =>
12-17-08 12:01 Keith_Hodges os Linux, Mac (apparently) => Linux


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