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bug #50704: Editor: "Meta"and "Control" keys on macbook pro are switched

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Sun 02 Apr 2017 10:57:45 AM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Other
Status:  Need Info Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Alexandru Tacu Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  4.2.1
Operating System:  Mac OS

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Sun 10 Mar 2019 06:52:25 PM UTC, comment #3: 

No response, asumming this has been fixed in the latest release.  Closing report.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Sun 03 Mar 2019 06:24:32 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Version 4.2.1 is deprecated and no longer supported.  Please try with the latest stable release which is 5.1.0.  The problem is likely to have been fixed.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Mon 12 Jun 2017 08:16:44 PM UTC, comment #1: 

When you see this effect in the shortcut dialog, then I assume that qt already switches the modifiers. From the qt documentation:

Special Keys

To provide the expected behavior for Qt applications on Mac OS X, the Qt::Meta, Qt::MetaModifier, and Qt::META enum values correspond to the Control keys on the standard Macintosh keyboard, and the Qt::Control, Qt::ControlModifier, and Qt::CTRL enum values correspond to the Command keys.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Sun 02 Apr 2017 10:57:45 AM UTC, original submission:  

It appears that (at least) on macbooks pro the Meta and Control keys are switched in Octave-Gui. E.g. when trying to save a file, the configured shortcut key "Meta + S" doesn't work, whereas actually "Ctrl + S" works. Then, when trying to correct this shortcut in the Preferences dialog, when pressing "Command + S" the dialog shows "Control + S".

This makes it pretty obvious that the Meta (i.e. Command) and Control keys are inversed by Octave-Gui.



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