Re: can ups be operated from the keyboard?

From: Callum Gibson (
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 02:32:56 BST

  • Next message: Bob Carragher: "Re: can ups be operated from the keyboard?" writes:
    }The problem of using commands in the typing line is that it would
    }be cumbersome to interchange between next and step. So with "%n"
    }in the typing line, each <RET> would do a next, but one would have to edit it
    }to "%s" to get <RET> to do step.
    Hmmm. So given that John doesn't like typing % anyway, the better way to
    implement this would be with meta-keys like paste is done and add a set
    of translations in the Xresources file for them. That way, John could
    override them with non-meta keys, he just wouldn't ever be able to type
    an 's' (except by pressing a meta key to get past the translation) for
    example. I suppose you could do something perverse like use num lock as a
    'mode' switcher...
    Personally, I don't think it's too much to ask to hold down the Control
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