[Lazarus] New Mac OS X Scheme

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Wed Sep 10 20:20:11 CEST 2008

On Wed, 10 Sep 2008 10:20:44 -0300
"Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho" <felipemonteiro.carvalho at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 9:33 AM, Marco van de Voort <marcov at stack.nl>
> wrote:
> > All to exotic combo's might also unnecessarily confuse KVMs. Like
> > the one attached to my Mini :_)
> What are KVMs?
> > Not on all Macs.
> > For example the Mac book with american keyboard maps Cmd+F keys to
> > F keys. Probably this can be turned off somehow.
> This is bad news. Do you have such a MacBook?


> And are you sure about this? I just changed my keyboard layout and
> using Command+F key did not change the brightness, etc.

Yes, I'm sure. Any F combination without the fn modifier is eaten by
OS X (except F5+F6). Pressing the fn key gives all F combinations to

> > I think the Apple scheme must not use F keys.
> Of couse I am only talking about the Mac OS X Lazarus scheme
> > The os-x-lazarus scheme could use them if we provide some hints how
> > to configure keyboards to not eat all F key combos.
> You can tell it to give all F keys to user programs in the
> Preferences. Then you use Fn+F key to access the special Apple
> functions. But I don't like this solution, it's too intrusive.

Yes, this preference switches the behavior. Now fn+F keys are eaten by
OS X and F keys are given to lazarus. I could live with that. 


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