Re: CDE, Exceed and function keys
From: Tim Andrews (tim-andrews_at_nospam.dsl.pipex.com)
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 22:50:46 -0000
Unfortunately recoding the app is not a possibility for now :-( It is due
to get replaced in the longer term but in the meantime I'll just have to
bodge something up!
-- | Tim Andrews (firstname.lastname@example.org) | | "Spam sucks, eat ham." "Tim Andrews" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > Hi, > > We're in the process of moving people off Sun boxes to PC but they still > need their Sun apps so we've given them a load of Sun application servers > and Exceed 7. We're using CDE Application Manager as the 'portal' from > which the users can launch their Unix apps via Exceed. > > The problem comes with some old in-house apps which are driven entirely be > combinations of the F keys - e.g. ALT+F4, ALF+F6. ALT+F4 is obviously the > key that Windows closes the window, and ALT+F6 flips between windows in > Exceed - so there doesn't seem to be a way to make these keys perform the > right actions in the app. In the Sun world, we used the f.pass_keys > function (toggle CDE function keys on/off) bound to a root (workspace) menu > item in the global dtwmrc file which was fine because on the Sun, dtwm would > be running. Because we're only running the CDE Application Manager for > Exceed users, theres no dtwm running and no root menu so there's no obvious > way of switching the function keys on and off. > > I have a few theories about Exceed being the window manager so it's what > controls the F keys, but otherwise I'm a bit stuck here. Any ideas would be > appreciated. > > -- > | Tim Andrews (email@example.com) > | > | "Spam sucks, eat ham." > >