pinephone keyboard case how to use the = f8 - etc
#1
Is there a guide somewhere on how to use the number rows 2 alternative keys?
i've tried multiple key combinations (pinekey/ fn alt ctr etc)

but i havn;t gotten it to work.

running on mobian latest atm
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(02-05-2023, 11:15 AM)tuxcall Wrote: Is there a guide somewhere on how to use the number rows 2 alternative keys?
i've tried multiple key combinations (pinekey/ fn alt ctr etc)

but i havn;t gotten it to work.

running on mobian latest atm

Have you tried adding 'XKB_DEFAULT_MODEL=ppkb' to the bottom of ~/.profile to activate the top row symbols. Reboot, or re-read ~/.profile w/
>source ~./profile.

Then you'll need to choose a key to use w/ F-keys for FN symbols...

Settings > Keyboard > Special Character Entry > Alternate Characters Key

To disable the virtual keyboard...

Settings > Accessibility > Screen keyboard

This doesn't stick between boots, but it's not much trouble, and the
advantaqe is that you don't have to remember to re-reactivate it before
taking the fon out of the keyboard and finding you don't have any input.

-jd-
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#3
thanks i'll try that out!
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#4
(04-29-2023, 10:55 AM)wigan Wrote:
(02-05-2023, 11:15 AM)tuxcall Wrote: Is there a guide somewhere on how to use the number rows 2 alternative keys?
i've tried multiple key combinations (pinekey/ fn alt ctr etc)

but i havn;t gotten it to work.

running on mobian latest atm

Have you tried adding 'XKB_DEFAULT_MODEL=ppkb' to the bottom of ~/.profile to activate the top row symbols. Reboot, or re-read ~/.profile w/
>source ~./profile.

Then you'll need to choose a key to use w/ F-keys for FN symbols...

  Settings > Keyboard > Special Character Entry > Alternate Characters Key

  To disable the virtual keyboard...

  Settings > Accessibility > Screen keyboard

  This doesn't stick between boots, but it's not much trouble, and the
  advantaqe is that you don't have to remember to re-reactivate it before
  taking the fon out of the keyboard and finding you don't have any input.

-jd-

Ironically, you can't type in underscore '_' in the XKB_DEFAULT_MODEL. So I will edit the file on my Mac and then transfer it back Wink
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