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Re: [PATCH] Make CTRL and ALT keys work as expected on EFI systems (vers

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Make CTRL and ALT keys work as expected on EFI systems (version 5).
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:51:34 +0100
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On 26.02.2014 03:58, Mroczek, Joseph T wrote:
>> From: Peter Jones
>> Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:12 PM
>> This is version 4.
>> Changes from version 1:
>> - handles SHIFT as a modifier
>> - handles F11 and F12 keys
>> - uses the handle provided by the system table to find our _EX protocol.
>> Changes from version 2:
>> - eliminate duplicate keycode translation.
>> Changes from version 3:
>> - Do not add the shift modifier for any ascii character between space
>>   (0x20) and DEL (0x7f); the combination of the modifier and many of the
>>   keys causes it not to be recognized at all.  Specifically, if we
>>   include the modifier on any querty punctuation character, i.e.
>>   anything the string "address@hidden&*()_+{}|:\"<>?" represents in C, it 
>> stops
>>   being recognized whatsoever.
>> Changes from version 4:
>> - Always initialize term->data from locate protocol (i.e. make it
>>   unconditional.)
> May I ask you to add one further extension. Add caps lock asserted to the 
> conditions to bring up the menu. If this is not relevant to this patch or you 
> wont add it, let me know and I will see if I can add on after the patch is 
> accepted.
Has absolutely nothing to do with this patch.
> The reason for this is that there are some system that take as long as 15 
> minutes to post. Trying to hit a specific key in a small window (even 30s) is 
> difficult. Allowing caps lock to perform the same action as holding shift 
> allows the user to essentially queue the request for the menu. This behavior 
> is consistent with how syslinux/pxelinux works. 
> Thank you for any consideration you can pay this request.
> ~joe
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