[IPython-dev] available modifier keys

Zoltán Vörös zvoros@gmail....
Tue Jul 3 01:43:30 CDT 2012


On 07/03/2012 02:57 AM, klo uo wrote:
> Don't know what OS you run, but FYI Alt-Enter doesn't seem to do
> anything on Windows in both Firefox and Chrome.
> > From the user point of view, your suggestion for executing and
> appending new cell in one shortcut, looks interesting to me
But what baffles me is that in ipython, the Alt key is completely 
missing as a modifier, and thus, I suspect that it doesn't work 
somewhere. There might be issues on Macs, perhaps?
Could someone comment on how the shortcuts were ironed out, and what is 
left for future use?


> While here, I don't want to steal your topic, but as I opened it
> because you mentioned modifiers, I noticed strange behavior and I'm
> not sure if it's the way it should be: CUI clipboard commands, which
> are handy in Notebook environment, behave like this on my PC:
>   - Ctrl-Ins (Copy) - copies selection to clipboard (as expected)
>   - Shift-Del (Cut) - deletes selection (can be easily mistaken that
> contents is cut to clipboard)
>   - Shift-Ins (Paste) - doesn't paste but triggers Insert
> so it looks like some changes to Shift modifier has something to do
> with this unfortunate behavior.

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