Support for insert key

Bug #1495068 reported by Akronix
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Thea Barnes

Bug Description


Thank you for this simple but very useful indicator, I got less frustration when typing on my keyboard, specially when it's about typing passwords!!

Some more feature that I'm really missing is supporting the (from-hell) insert key. I actually hate this key but I'd be very thankful of knowing when I got it pressed.

Thank you!

Tags: insert support
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Thea Barnes (tsbarnes) wrote :

I'm not sure how possible this is, since the insert/overwrite mode that gets toggled by the insert key is handled by the applications, not the X server. If it is possible, I'll let you know, thanks for the suggestion!

Thea Barnes (tsbarnes)
Changed in indicator-keylock:
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
assignee: nobody → T. Scott Barnes (tsbarnes)
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Akronix (akronix) wrote :

any new about this?

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Thea Barnes (tsbarnes) wrote :

It doesn't look like it's possible to track the insert key state, sorry! It's handled by the toolkit/application (and some applications don't even support it at all).

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Akronix (akronix) wrote : Re: [Bug 1495068] Re: Support for insert key

Sad to hear that, it'd be very useful :(
But I'm still confused why some keys like caps lock or num lock are being
capable to track and others aren't.

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