[squeak-dev] for the morphic team...is a "caps locks is on" indicator doable?
marcel.taeumel at hpi.de
Mon Dec 14 08:08:14 UTC 2020
> Would it not be possible to add something next to the time & full screen button in the menu bar top right?
> Or maybe embolden the Squeak icon in the top left when shift is down?
At the moment, we have no access to the state of caps lock from within the image. My solution thus exploits input-event processing and #shiftPressed. Well, you could map the effect to anything on the screen. However, even if we get a keyDown on caps lock, we don't know its state. Only after the next regular keyStroke event. So, any constant indication of the caps-lock state in the image could be misleading.
Am 13.12.2020 14:40:31 schrieb gettimothy via Squeak-dev <squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>:
I second Eliot's proposal.
I rarely look at the keyboard and never notice the caps light until I have muttered a few obsceneties trying to ctrl-foo or alt-foo to no avail.
---- On Sat, 12 Dec 2020 14:30:35 -0500 eliot.miranda at gmail.com wrote ----
On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 2:34 AM marcel.taeumel <Marcel.Taeumel at hpi.de [mailto:Marcel.Taeumel at hpi.de]> wrote:
This should work:
| capsLockFilter |
capsLockFilter := PluggableEventFilter on: [:keyboardEvent |
and: [keyboardEvent keyCharacter isUppercase
and: [keyboardEvent shiftPressed not]])
ifTrue: [self inform: 'CAPS LOCK ON'].
self currentHand addKeyboardCaptureFilter: capsLockFilter.
Be sure to find a safe place for that capsLockFilter so that it won't be
garbage collected. :-) Maybe that "inform:" is too noisy for you. I don't
Would it not be possible to add something next to the time & full screen button in the menu bar top right?
Or maybe embolden the Squeak icon in the top left when shift is down?
Some keyboards have a nice light when shift lock is on (Mac). I find it very annoying to use keyboards that don't indicate shift lock. But I don't suffer badly enough to have Timothy's issue.
Squeak - Dev mailing list wrote
> Hi folks.
> Ignore as appropriate.
> Fat-finger me hits caps-lock by accident quite a bit and copy-n-paste does
> not work in morphic when that happens.
> A not-so-subtle indicator that "caps lock is on" would be helpful.
> cheers and thanks.
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