Re: [code] [textadept] Issues

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2012 22:04:43 -0400 (EDT)


On Thu, 5 Jul 2012, Robert wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 3:59 PM, Mitchell <> wrote:
>>>> As for the function key
>>>> problem, can you uncomment the first 'print' statement in core/keys.lua
>>>> and
>>>> tell me what the key value is? Thanks.
>>> It's
>>> com.textadept: 16777232 nil false false false false
>>> independent of which funtion key is pressed. I tried both ways to use
>>> function keys, as standard function keys or with fn-key.
>> When you say "function key", do you mean the actual "Fn" key modifier? Or
>> the special keys that do things like change the volume, screen brightness,
>> etc.? Try adding:
>> [16777232] = 'fn'
>> to core/keys.lua's KEYSYMS table and let me know if that works. It should at
>> least stop inserting "DLE". I think Scintilla is only looking at the low 24
>> bits in a key code and the number you gave has decimal 16 in the low 24
>> bits, which corresponds to "DLE" in ASCII. My Thinkpad's "Fn" key gives
>> 16777215 which sets all low 24 bits and is probably ignored by Scintilla.
>> Mitchell
> Thanks for looking into it! Adding this to core/keys.lua did not help.
> I meant the 'fn'-modifier key. OS X has a setting to define how these
> keys works. A press on f1, f2 etc. can be handled as a regular
> function key press and with 'fn' act to modify brightness etc. or the
> reverse. I checked both variants.

Sorry, I forgot the second part. Try the above and also adding
'keys.fn = function() return true end' to your ~/.textadept/init.lua. That
should stop the key from being propagated.

> I just checked, and the last version to handle function keys without
> problems on OS X is 5.0. 5.1 introduced the change to the Cocoa-based
> GtkOSXApplication, so likely there something changed. The changes it
> rev. 83f0fb92a6780 (1051) for core/keys.lua are only related to the
> menu handling, right?

Correct. The difference is purely due to GtkOSXApplication.


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