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Cannot use menu key or modifier keys as shortcuts #88

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jimbo1qaz opened this Issue Mar 30, 2015 · 13 comments

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jimbo1qaz commented Mar 30, 2015

I want to use the menu key or the alt key to activate the menu. Unfortunately, your software does not support that. This is very inconvenient, as I can't remember all your bizarre shortcuts.

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Maximus5 commented Mar 30, 2015

You must not remember shortcuts. You can choose your own!
BTW, they are not bizarre.
And what menu do you want to show?

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jimbo1qaz commented Mar 30, 2015

ConEmu menu. (hamburger/google-chrome menu)
When I press Alt or Menu, it resets to "None".
When I keep the key as None but add an Alt modifier, it saves as None still.

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You must not remember shortcuts. You can choose your own!
BTW, they are not bizarre.
And what menu do you want to show?


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Maximus5 commented Mar 30, 2015

No way. Simple keypresses are passed to console unmodified.
You may set Alt+Space - general Windows hotkey, if you can't remember a hotkey with Win.
SystemMenu can be accessed by many ways
http://conemu.github.io/en/SystemMenu.html

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jimbo1qaz commented Mar 30, 2015

"Simple keypresses passed through unmodified" Then why can I assign to
non-modifier keys and it eats them completely? Is it really that difficult
to assign to the menu or alt keys, both of which are natural and intuitive
menu keys?

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No way. Simple keypresses are passed to console unmodified.
You may set Alt+Space - general Windows hotkey, if you can't remember a
hotkey with Win.
SystemMenu can be accessed by many ways
http://conemu.github.io/en/SystemMenu.html


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Maximus5 commented Mar 30, 2015

Then why can I assign to non-modifier keys
and it eats them completely?
Assign what exactly? Where? Who eats?
assign to the menu or alt keys, both of which
are natural and intuitive menu keys?
ConEmu is terminal, it is not a Notepad, Word or any other standalone GUI application.
It does not and must not eat keys.
It redirect keypresses into console applications input queue.
Do you expect mstsc.exe to eat Alt key to show menu? I believe not. That will be weird behavior. Same with ConEmu.

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jimbo1qaz commented Mar 30, 2015

I just assigned "menu" to "equals" key without modifiers. That is worse
than using alt key by itself. Believe it or not, you ARE eating keys.

You are deliberately excluding important useful functionality, just because
you don't like the idea of mapping modifier keys to actions.

I'll make a fork and fix it for myself, if I have time.

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Then why can I assign to non-modifier keys
and it eats them completely?
Assign what exactly? Where? Who eats?
assign to the menu or alt keys, both of which
are natural and intuitive menu keys?
ConEmu is terminal, it is not a Notepad, Word or any other standalone GUI
application.
It does not and must not eat keys.
It redirect keypresses into console applications input queue.
Do you expect mstsc.exe to eat Alt key to show menu? I believe not. That
will be weird behavior. Same with ConEmu.


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Maximus5 commented Mar 30, 2015

You have not shown an example.

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jimbo1qaz commented Mar 30, 2015

I just told you: I can assign any shortcut to any button without modifiers,
making that key wholly unusable.

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You have not shown an example.


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Maximus5 commented Mar 30, 2015

That is user choice.

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jimbo1qaz commented Mar 30, 2015

And I should have the choice to map any key however I want, without you
preventing me from mapping modifier keys to the menu.

Especially the menu key is not used in any of the terminal programs I know.
It would be the perfect menu key, except you won't allow me to map it.

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That is user choice.


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Maximus5 commented Apr 2, 2015

BTW, Apps key is allowed now.

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jimbo1qaz commented Apr 2, 2015

That's good!

But why do you call it Apps key, rather than menu key?

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BTW, Apps key is allowed now.


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Maximus5 commented Apr 2, 2015

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