[wingide-users] OS X: Right command/option key woes

Wingware Support support at wingware.com
Sun Jun 1 21:06:11 MDT 2008

Pete wrote:
> On May 20, 2008, at 1:33 PM, Wingware Support wrote:
>> Go into Wing's preferences, set the User Interface / Keyboard /
>> Global X11 alt key preference to "No alt key / not Apple X11",
>> press OK, quit Wing, quit X11, and restart Wing.
>> I've only got Leopard on a Macbook that lacks a right Option key
>> but the above does fix the right Command key for me when before
>> it acted as you described.
>> If this doesn't help, please let me know.
> That fixes the right Command key, but totally disables the ability to 
> use either option key to activate menu items.  Option-<letter> now gives 
> the alternate entry mode for both keys.  I'm a heavy keyboard user, so 
> this isn't so good.  I'm also trying to break myself of the bad habit of 
> hitting modifiers with the same hand as letter keys, so not having right 
> modifiers is bad too. ;-(
> If you've got a patch you'd like to send me in private to test, I'd be 
> happy to.

Yes, sorry, I thought I posted a follow up on this issue noting
this problem.  I haven't had time to look into it yet but suspect
the right modifiers are just being reported differently on OS X


Stephan Deibel
Wingware | Python IDE
Advancing Software Development


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