Re: Disable left-ctrl?
- Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:48:50 -0800
- From: "James H. H. Lampert" <jamesl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Disable left-ctrl?
On 1/28/19, 3:16 PM, Boyan Penkov wrote:
> To this end, I’d like to disable the left ctrl key only, and force my
> brain to use the right one. Better yet, I’d like the screen to flash
> or something then I inadvertently hit left-ctrl.
Just two thoughts occur to me:
1) On a 5250 data stream terminal tied to an IBM Midrange system,
(AS/400, iSeries, System i, or whatever IBM is calling it this week),
"Error Reset" is in the left-ctrl position, and "Enter" is in the
right-ctrl position. I've written most of the user-interface code for a
Java-based 5250 emulator. It's certainly possible to write code that
accesses the keyboard at a low enough level to completely remap it. But
for your purposes, the place for such low-level remapping code is
probably in a keyboard driver.
2) When I was still using a WinDoze box with any regularity, and had a
keyboard with "WinDoze keys" connected to it, I stuffed rolled up pieces
of paper under those keys, in order to physically interdict them.