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Month: June 2016

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

From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 15:15:00 +0100
On Wednesday 08 June 2016 14:17:37 Gene Heskett wrote:
> 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
> installed.

\It still sounds to me as though his installation is in a bit of a mess.  The 
problems of the menu are nothing go do with keyboards,  And there are other 
ways to run ksnapshot, so whether prntscr works or not is almost irrelevant.