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Re: [trinity-users] Re: Switching layouts with keys and a couple of other questions

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 09:17:37 -0400
On Wednesday 08 June 2016 06:08:20 Lisi Reisz wrote:

> On Wednesday 08 June 2016 10:30:49 J. Drahun wrote:
> > 08.06.2016 04:09, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > Perhaps yours will work with the FN+printscr key too?
> >
> > Unfortunately it doesn't.
> Your system seems to be a good advertisement for a fresh install!!
> Lisi

I wouldn't say that.  There are it seems about 126! ways to respond to a 
keyboards output.  And as you'll find out, double-floats falls over in 
its morning bowl of oats at anything greater than 69!, where the ! is 
the factorial of N. 126 would be well beyond the number of seconds since 
the big bang.  70 overflows our 16 or 17 digit, displays 12+exponent 100 
dollar and up calculators. But I am amazed that kcalc, the old version 
with bitfield display, can actually give what looks like a sensible 
answer as it CAN display an exponent as a 3 digit number.

The x! of 126 is 2.37217324288e+211, and that folks is one BIG number. :)

I'd say that J. Drahun could waste a morning trying the various keyboards 
that ARE im that mutiselector choice I mentioned in the last post, until 
he finds one that matches the keyboard he has closely enough that this 
stuff works.  Or I assume he can mouse thru the menu's to find 
ksnapshot, and that should work but its a lot slower than the hot keys 
because you have to hunt for it.  I've been, up to this thread, hunting 
thru the manu's when I needed a screen or window snapshot, so I've 
learned a much quicker way.

If he should be so lucky that his keyboard is actually IN that list, he 
has won the lottery.  There is, but I forget the name of it, an x 
utility that can show the exact byte stream coming from the keyboard.

Whether that would be helpfull, IDK, but its there even if it has to be 

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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