[lug] Dvorak scripts

Michael D. Hirsch mhirsch at nubridges.com
Fri Mar 19 07:46:21 MST 2004

On Friday 19 March 2004 07:57 am, Trent Turner wrote:
> Does anyone have any quick and easy shell scripts to swap out the
> keyboard mapping?

I think you can just open Control Center and to to 
Regional&Accessibility->Keyboad Layout.  In the Layout tab if you check 
"Enable keyboard layouts" you can select Dvorak.  It's there in my KDE 3.2, 
but I bet it's there in KDE 3.1, also.

> Also, I would appreciate any leads to getting the start key to work on
> my KDE 3.1 desktop.  That's the one on the left, lower row between the
> CTRL & ALT keys.

What do you want it to do?  If all you want it to get the K menu, I think that 
by default binds to Alt-F1.  You can do into the global Shortcuts and change 

Here's what I do with the Windows keys.

I have a .Xmodmap file which I runwhen I enter X with 'xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap':
	! Left Start key
	keycode 115 = F13
	! Right Start key
	keycode 116 = F14
	! Right Menu key
	keycode 117 = F15
I run the above command from an executable script which is in ~/.kde/Autostart

Then I use the standard keyboad shortcuts control to make those three keys do 
whatever I want.  My personal binding is 
Left Start: raise/lower window
Right Start: maximize window
Right Menu: maximize window vertically


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