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Bug 155096 - ALT+keypad-numbers doesn't function under X
Summary: ALT+keypad-numbers doesn't function under X
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11
Version: 3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-16 05:58 UTC by Stephen Warren
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-04-16 06:12:53 UTC

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Description Stephen Warren 2005-04-16 05:58:02 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050323 Firefox/1.0.2 Fedora/1.0.2-1.3.1

Description of problem:
When using the Linux console (VTs) directly (and on other PC OSs), one can press the ALT key, then type a decimal number on the keypad. That number will be "translated" encoded into a byte, and treated as if the user had pressed a key generating that ASCII value.

For example, pressing ALT+48 would act as if "0" had been typed.

This feature does not appear to work under X, at least when editing a document using vi within a "GNOME Terminal" session, or when running XEmacs.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a GNOME terminal app
2. Press and hold ALT
3. Type 48 on the numeric keypad
4. Release ALT

Actual Results:  "48" appears in the terminal window.

Expected Results:  "0" should appear in the terminal window. 48 is the decimal ASCII code for "0".

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2005-04-16 06:12:53 UTC
This is not an xorg-x11 bug.  GNOME has a similar ability by pressing
the right key combinations however.

If you would like to see Xorg have such a feature natively, file an
enhancement request in X.Org bugzilla, located at
and X.Org developers will review your request.  If someone decides to
implement this feature directly into X.Org after you file your request,
it will be available in a future version of the X Window System.

Setting status to "NOTABUG"

Comment 2 Stephen Warren 2005-04-16 07:09:39 UTC
OK. so what are the "right key combinations"?

Why wouldn't GNOME just use the existing standards that have been around for
many, many, years?

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2005-04-16 07:17:57 UTC
> OK. so what are the "right key combinations"?

The GNOME documentation might provide this information, however if you
aren't able to find it in the docs, you might find
to be of assistance, or one of the public GNOME mailing lists or IRC forums.

>Why wouldn't GNOME just use the existing standards that have been around for
>many, many, years?

One of the GNOME development forums provided by the GNOME project might
be able to answer that for you.

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