Key Mapping Prefix Keys

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pwdiener
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Key Mapping Prefix Keys

Post by pwdiener »

Is the prefix key concept limited to Ctrl combinations? I was hoping to use function keys as a prefix to implement a small set of macros that mimic certain aspects of Brief-like windowing. No go? I guess this could be done with a macro bound to the function key that accepts a second character, and that might even be a better solution.

Is it possible to get/set window sizes and coordinates for MDI windows? That might also be useful to help manage window configurations on the screen.
jussij
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Post by jussij »

Is the prefix key concept limited to Ctrl combinations?
The prefix keys are limited ot Ctrl+A through to Ctrl+Z, Escape and Numlock.
I was hoping to use function keys as a prefix to implement a small set of macros that mimic certain aspects of Brief-like windowing. No go?
The prefix keys are for implementing mappings like Emacs which define keyboard functions as two key combinations. For example to exit Zeus in Emacs mode would require hitting the Ctrl+X followed by the Ctrl+C keys. The Ctrl+X is the prefix key in this case.
I guess this could be done with a macro bound to the function key that accepts a second character, and that might even be a better solution.
That would work, but why doesn't a prefix key also work :?:

For example if I edit the keyboard mapping, selecting the Ctrl+X prefix, type in the character A and bind it to FileNew, I can open a new file by:
  • Pressing and releasing Ctrl+X
  • Pressing and releasing A
Is it possible to get/set window sizes and coordinates for MDI windows?

Unfortunately not :(

Cheers Jussi
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