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Keyboard Viewer
Authored by: gshenaut on Apr 21, '09 07:38:16AM

There is a very useful "Keyboard Viewer" available through the International menu. It shows what characters will be transmitted by each combination of keys -- for example, on my keyboard, option-q produces œ. But when you press the command key, you don't get to see what the current shortcuts are for each key. This seems rather limited to me, and even inaccurate, in the sense that if you type, for example, 'C' while holding down the command key, the Keyboard Viewer suggests that a 'c' will be transmitted, but of course this is not the case--nothing is transmitted because cmd-C invokes the "copy to paste buffer" function.

So, I'm just complaining about what amounts to a bug, or at least a lost opportunity, for Keyboard Viewer to provide a solution to the problem of see quickly what keyboard shortcuts are currently active.

Greg Shenaut



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