Map some other function to the insert key
gmanenews.3.maxchee at spamgourmet.com
Mon Apr 18 06:31:08 CDT 2005
This post is try to suggest some sane defaults. It is possible to use
xmodmap or some other tools to disable keys, but most novice users would
have no idea about that. Why not just disable/remap the key by default?
As for capslock, it might be a good idea to map it as a second/third
Daniel Robitaille <robitaille at gmail.com> wrote:
>On Mon, 2005-18-04 at 00:28 -0400, Yuan Qi wrote:
>>> I hope everyone is aware of this:
>>> One of the usability problems the author have mentioned in his article
>>> is the fact that the insert key is mapped to the overwrite mode. Since
>>> most computer users (even intermediate users) are not aware of this
>>> mode, they will be confused and frustrated by the software's "buggy"
>>> behaviour. Therefore, I suggest that we either map a different function
>>> to this key or just disable it. Personally, I think the Paste function
>>> is the most sensible function to be mapped to the insert key.
>for reference, the bugzilla entry (now closed) on this subject was:
>Personally I very rarely touch the insert key (on purpose or by
>accident), so I don't really care one way or the other.
>As for the Caps_lock, another key referenced in that Matthew Thomas
>article, now that's another beast :) I usually try to disable it using
>xmodmap on computers I work on because I keep hitting it by accident.
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