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Re: [Qemu-devel] [Qemu-ppc] Mac OS X on QEMU


From: Stefan Hajnoczi
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [Qemu-ppc] Mac OS X on QEMU
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2013 16:51:14 +0200

On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 4:45 PM, Alexander Graf <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> On 04.07.2013, at 16:40, Programmingkid wrote:
>
>> We have made a lot of progress in the last month with making Mac OS X run in 
>> QEMU. A lot of people are to thank for this milestone. To everyone involved, 
>> thank you.
>>
>> There is one thing that we have to figure out. That is the command key 
>> issue. This key is a very important on the Macintosh. It is used to send 
>> keyboard shortcuts to applications.
>>
>> What I propose is adding a menu item to QEMU's menu called "Map Command key 
>> to ALT". This would allow a user to be able to send Macintosh applications 
>> command key shortcuts from both a PC and Mac keyboard.
>>
>> I welcome any and all ideas to solve this problem.
>
> This is the wrong mailing list for this. Your proposal would touch non-PPC 
> code in QEMU, so this needs to go to qemu-devel.
>
> Keep in mind that the same thing arises with x86 Mac OS X running in QEMU.

When I VNC into a Mac I find that the "Windows key" becomes the
Command key.  And the same probably happens when you plug a non-Apple
USB keyboard into a Mac.

If you are using a keyboard with a "Windows key" then that would be
the most natural option.  If you don't have that key then you really
need to map something else...

Stefan



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