[squeak-dev] Cannot receive F1-F12 keys

David O'Toole deeteeoh1138 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 05:52:14 UTC 2022

The same is true in Squeak trunk (a few days old.) The KeyboardExerciser
only captures F11-F12, and as Cmd-. and Cmd-j (see screenshot)

Perhaps it relates to how Squeak is compiled for Linux?

On Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 11:32 PM David O'Toole <deeteeoh1138 at gmail.com>

> Actually, F11 and F12 produce a response... <Cmd-.> and <Cmd-j>
> respectively.
> I'll have to investigate why this is the case.
> On Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 11:25 PM David O'Toole <deeteeoh1138 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I am writing a simple tool for binding the F1-F12 keys to one-liner
>> Smalltalk expressions to quickly switch projects, toggle last project,
>> switch between active SystemWindow instances, and other useful commands.
>> I successfully got my event listener to work, and keyboard events from
>> keyDown: successfully print in the Transcript as a test (see lower right in
>> screenshot; code is at center/left in Sandblocks form.)
>> However, pressing F1-F12 has no effect whatsoever, the system seems not
>> to send keyDown in that case.
>> How can I capture these key events? I would greatly appreciate any help
>> you can offer.
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