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Re: [Qemu-ppc] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2] Adds the ability to use the comma

From: Programmingkid
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2] Adds the ability to use the command key in the guest operating system.
Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2013 14:52:22 -0400

On Aug 4, 2013, at 2:07 PM, Peter Maydell wrote:

> On 4 August 2013 18:53, Programmingkid <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Aug 4, 2013, at 5:39 AM, Peter Maydell wrote
>>> Right, but I don't have to specify anything about any other
>>> key on the keyboard, why should command be special?
>> The command key is used to send commands to an application. When
>> the user runs Mac OS X in QEMU, and the host operating system is
>> Mac OS X, this can cause problems.
> Yes, I understand the problem. Why is this any different to
> the similar issue with the menu-key or the Windows key in Windows
> (where you also might want to pass it through to the guest,
> or have it handled outside the guest).

I don't use QEMU on a PC, so I don't have experience with this issue. But it 
does sound like the problem I had on Mac OS X. For anyone who uses QEMU on 
Windows, is the control key used to send commands to QEMU, and sent to the 
guest operating system? I'm wondering if someone out there uses a Windows guest 
on a Windows host can help us with this issue. 

>>>> Do you have your own idea as to how to handle the command key?
>>> "Should the QEMU UI use the menu-accelerator key for menus or
>>> should it pass it through to the guest" is a generic UI front-end
>>> problem; any solution should not be specific to a single UI,
>>> we should handle it the same way for all front-ends.

The problem with this idea is each UI has its own implementation library: SDL, 
GTK, Cocoa. Each UI would have to have its solution coded differently. There is 
no one size fits all solution. I honestly don't know if this is an issue with 
the SDL and GTK UI's. 

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