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   Re: Command-Space Revisited   -   Sascha René Leib <
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Command-Space Revisited
Date: 30.05.02 17:52 (Thu, 30 May 2002 11:52:47 -0500)
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Hi, I asked the list a while back about catching the Command-Space
keystrokes under OS X, and found out Apple decided to use this globally for
toggling Keyboard layouts... This prevents RB from receiving the key combo.
I am looking for ways around this. I believe someone mentioned a few non-RB
programs that have worked around this somehow. I'd love to know what the
secret is (API call to let it pass to the active app, etc).

Don't get me started on how silly I think Apple is stealing Command-Space
for something as infrequently used as toggling keyboard layouts. They
should have made it an option (off by default).

Thanks,
Jason


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Re: Command-Space Revisited
Date: 30.05.02 19:07 (Thu, 30 May 2002 20:07:29 +0200)
From: Sascha René Leib <
on 30.05.2002 19:51, <<email address removed>> shaped the electrons to say:

> Don't get me started on how silly I think Apple is stealing Command-Space
> for something as infrequently used as toggling keyboard layouts. They
> should have made it an option (off by default).

Jason,

It might look silly to you if you only use one keyboard layout, but there
are a lot of people out there who frequently switch keyboard layouts.

I prefer to use Font/Keyboard synchronization to switch the keyboard, but
changing the keyboard layout is an essential task for anybody using another
than our US/Western scripting system.

You should really stay away from these "reserved" keyboard shortcuts,
otherwise a very large number of Mac users can't make full use of your
application.

Greetings

/sascha

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Re: Command-Space Revisited
Date: 31.05.02 00:57 (Thu, 30 May 2002 18:57:20 -0500)
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Hi Sascha, I understand there are people who use multiple keyboard layouts,
but I find it annoying that Apple -forced- a global keyboard shortcut for
something so few people use. I don't know the actual percentage of people
using multiple keyboard layouts, but I seriously doubt it's a majority.
Apple should have made it an option, not the default, in the System
Preferences. Instead they forced yet another global keyboard shortcut that
applications can't use. <sarcasm>Before you know it, Apple will have
reserved every key on the keyboard for some OS function!</sarcasm>

Users of my app under OS 9 have become very used to Command-Space for a
major function of my application. It's a very convenient shortcut, and
should be available under OS X as it was under OS 9, IMHO. At least the
option to override it. It's not like I'm asking to override Command-Q.

And heck, if they want to switch keyboard layouts with Command-Space, they
can switch to the Finder and hit Command-Space! I don't care about that.

-Jason

>> Don't get me started on how silly I think Apple is stealing Command-Space
>> for something as infrequently used as toggling keyboard layouts. They
>> should have made it an option (off by default).
>
> Jason,
>
> It might look silly to you if you only use one keyboard layout, but there
> are a lot of people out there who frequently switch keyboard layouts.
>
> I prefer to use Font/Keyboard synchronization to switch the keyboard, but
> changing the keyboard layout is an essential task for anybody using another
> than our US/Western scripting system.
>
> You should really stay away from these "reserved" keyboard shortcuts,
> otherwise a very large number of Mac users can't make full use of your
> application.
>
> Greetings
>
> /sascha



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