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bug #38839: Pressing Alt + another key during a drill resets the drill

Submitted by:  Tim Marston <edam>
Submitted on:  Sat Apr 27 18:48:30 2013  
Severity: 3 - NormalPriority: 5 - Normal
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: Felix Natter <fnatter>Open/Closed: Closed
Operating System: None

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Sun Jul 20 10:15:59 2014, comment #5:

I'm closing this -- we can re-open if it's still an issue.

Tim Marston <edam>
Project Administrator
Sun Aug 18 15:10:53 2013, comment #4:

The problem that used to be left was the halfdelay() in getch_fl()
(gtypist.c) led to an increased delay, but this was fixed with these two lines:

+ /* undo the halfdelay() from getch_fl() */
+ cbreak();

=> so the patch worked OK for me. The original poster did not confirm this unfortunately.

Felix Natter <fnatter>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Sun Aug 18 13:36:51 2013, comment #3:

Is this fixed?

I found this:


Or was there still a problem with it?

Tim Marston <edam>
Project Administrator
Sat May 25 12:50:38 2013, comment #2:


now I have a patch that does not have the 1s delay
when pressing ESC that the previous patch caused.

Best Regards,

(file #28170)

Felix Natter <fnatter>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Sat May 11 16:28:29 2013, comment #1:


using the idea from here:
I attached a patch which works for me.

Could you please verify it?

Thanks and Best Regards,

(file #28066)

Felix Natter <fnatter>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Sat Apr 27 18:48:30 2013, original submission:

During a drill, accidentally pressing Alt and another key has the same effect as pressing Escape and then an incorrect key. That is to say, it clears all keys pressed thus far (resetting the drill) and then makes an incorrect key press.

This key sequence should be handled better, and registered as a single key error (and not reset the drill!).

Tim Marston <edam>
Project Administrator


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    Sun Jul 20 10:15:59 2014edamOpen/ClosedOpen=>Closed
    Sun Aug 18 15:12:31 2013fnatterStatusConfirmed=>Fixed
    Sun Aug 18 13:36:51 2013edamAssigned toNone=>fnatter
    Sat May 25 12:50:38 2013fnatterAttached File-=>Added fix-for-alt-key-aborts-lesson2.diff, #28170
    Sat May 11 16:28:29 2013fnatterAttached File-=>Added fix-for-alt-key-aborts-lesson.diff, #28066
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