#131 NumLock works strangely.

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2001-12-15
2001-11-23
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1. Pressing NumLock key issues TWO SETS of Press and
Release events each time.

2. After NumLock is set (the LED on the keyboard lits),
the next any keystroke with modifiers (Shift, Control,
etc.) ignores the modifier. This occurs only once for
the next keystroke after NumLock, and returns normal
even the LED staye on.

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    I found the same weird behavior and would love it if the
    numlock key could be made to just generate a single
    code so one could reprogram it like any other key in the
    keypad with xmodmap.

     
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    The problem here is the NumLock generates both a modifier
    changed and key press event on some systems. I say some
    systems because on a 10.0.4 iBook the OS only sends modifier
    changed events for NumLock, while on a 10.1.1 PowerMac G4 it
    sends both.

     
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