[racket] Beginner can't get some Macintosh command keys to work

From: Leonard Cuff (lcuff2 at yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Nov 24 14:44:26 EST 2011

The caps-lock key doesn't affect what I see.

I normally have caps-lock mapped to control for the convenience of my left
pinkie, but when I undo the mapping I see the same results with caps lock
on and caps lock off. A lower case 'r' appears in the definitions or repl
window when I do Command-R (or command-shift-R for that matter).


On 11/24/11 11:02 AM, "Sam Tobin-Hochstadt" <samth at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:

>On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 1:51 PM, Neil Toronto <neil.toronto at gmail.com>
>> For either of you, does turning on Caps Lock do it as well? DrRacket
>> this weird thing on my Ubuntu box, where CTRL-<anything> inserts a
>> capitalized <anything> when Caps Lock is on, instead of invoking a
>> I haven't reported it yet because I thought it might be an Ubuntu thing
>> - it seemed to start happening when I got 11.04 - but none of my other
>> programs do it.
>I don't know if it's an ubuntu-only thing, but it's already PR 10347.
>> Neil T
>> On 11/23/2011 08:28 PM, Nadeem Abdul Hamid wrote:
>>> Yes, this seems to happen to me sometimes too. I just tried Cmd+N to
>>> create a new file and it wasn't working; but it worked by selecting
>>> the "New" menu item. It seems to maybe have something to do with
>>> switching desktop "spaces" - because after doing that, the Cmd+N
>>> shortcut doesn't work, reliably.
>>> --- nadeem
>>> On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 10:22 PM, Leonard Cuff<lcuff2 at yahoo.com>
>>>> I've just resumed my efforts to learn scheme after a long hiatus, and
>>>> can't seem to get to first base:
>>>> I'm using Racket 5.2 with Macintosh Lion software (version 10.7.2).
>>>> Many of the command keys don't seem to work.  Specifically Cmd-R
>>>> an
>>>> r in whatever window I'm in, rather than running.  CMD-N (new) and
>>>> (new tab) do not work, even though selecting from the menu gets me a
>>>> window or a new tab.  Some command keys work - The preferences come up
>>>> with CMD-, Paste works with CMD-V, and save works with CMD-S.  I
>>>> tested everything.
>>>> Is this a new bug, or do I have my head screwed on the wrong way or Š
>>>> TIA for any and all help.
>>>> Leonard
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