On 3 May 2006 as I do recall,
John-Mark Bell wrote:
On Tue, 2 May 2006, Harriet Bazley wrote:
> On the subject of keypress handling (although otherwise irrelevant) can
> I add that I get somewhat disconcerted by the fact that Netsurf appears
> to implement *some* of its key handling independently of the Wimp, with
> the result that in some but not all cases, 'extension' modules like
> IcnClipBrd don't seem to work?
All text fields in the content area of NetSurf windows have nothing
whatsoever to do with the Wimp; they are implemented entirely within
That's what I'd thought must be the case...
If you wish to use old-style input, then I advise installing a module such
as PCKeys, which will remap the relevant keys to the old way of doing
things. It is not down to NetSurf to cater for this.
Ah - PCKeys. That was it. I thought it was IconClipBrd!
My problem is that I *have* installed PCKeys, which does remap the
keyboard... everywhere except text fields in the content area of NetSurf
windows, which keeps catching me out. I'm not quite sure what's
happening; does NetSurf 'catch' the keypresses at a lower level than
> irrespective of the fact that I normally have this remapped, and the
> extension "Ctrl-K" action, which deletes all text from the cursor to the
> start of the icon... except in certain Netsurf writable icons.
Where is this documented? It's not in my copy of the Style Guide (nor
It's a useful extension (along with a few others) provided by one or
other of the key-handling modules on this computer; I think it really
is IconClipBrd in this case, and if that only works on Wimp icons (which
makes sense, really...) it explains why it's having no effect in this
NetSurf already implements this functionality (though with a
different key binding):
Ctrl-Delete will delete from the start of a line to the current caret
Ctrl-End will delete from the current caret position to the end of a line.
Thanks; that's worth knowing.
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