submitted 2 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/linux4noobs

Apparently there is a F35 Key within xkbcommon.

I know about F1-24 where the upper level was accessible by holding down a modifier key; So how are keys beyond this issued via a keyboard (my keyboard is qwerty, de_DE if of interest)?

And... why the fuck was it a good idea to expand the function keys beyond 24?

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[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 weeks ago

I've seen this in the windows relm for binding external control surfaces like streamdecks.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 weeks ago

Pardon me but searching for "binding external (control) surface" does not result in any handle for me.

Either google or bing (& derivates) doesn't prompt any occurance of F24+. Would it be possible for you to share any search result from your matching results so that I can familiarize myself with the -to me unknown- topic, please?

Otherwise I appreciate trying to recall, Sir/Madame!

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 weeks ago

Sorry, unfortunately I don't have any of these devices myself so I don't have any references on hand. All I'm finding right now is F1-F24. It's possible I was reading about arduino code or midi interfaces for controling a DAW.

I've recently been looking at custom control interfaces for theater props and building automation systems.

[-] tyler 3 points 2 weeks ago


I would love to have that many keys. means I could program my keyboard to output those on certain layers and tie them directly to unused IDE actions. Because no software maker is going to use those keys by default since no keyboard has them. But my keyboard can have them :D

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 weeks ago


I'm coming from a similar direction... Spotted those. If they would have been easily accessible I would have used them as defaults for a certain functionality. Your link and reply implies that such keys need to be physicallz available!

Thank you for your confimation. An note that in GTK+ programs you could use them for your shortcuts!

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