[TriLUG] Speaking of seemingly useless buttons...
jonc at nc.rr.com
Mon Nov 26 06:55:32 EST 2001
Don't know *how* to do it, but I know that the keys work automagically with
Here's a good starting point:
2.20 Microsoft Natural keyboard
This keyboard has three additional keys, with escaped scancodes e0 5b
(LeftWindow), e0 5c (RightWindow), e0 5d (Menu). The kscancodes (see below)
are e0 1f, e0 27 and e0 2f, respectively. The USB key codes are usage page
0x07, usage index 227, 231, 101 (decimal), respectively. Microsoft
describes the intended use in detail. Both Windows keys are intended to be
used as modifier keys, like both shift and control and alt keys. The Menu
key may be modified by shift etc.
Jaimime Livingston did a lot of research on this when he setup his
workstation. He also figured out how to get all the buttons on his
Kensington mouse to work (and do what he wants them to do!).
On Monday 26 November 2001 06:23, Christopher Knowles wrote:
> I've got a Microsoft Natural Keyboard, not the new one with all special
> buttons, but it does have that Windows key.
> I was wondering if there was a way to get the windows key on the 104
> keyboards to do something under X?
> (Of course, I like the idea of the one with all the special buttons, hit
> a key and it checks e-mail... etc. Any support for one of those either?)
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