[mintty] Suppress a key completely

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@yandex.ru
Wed Jul 13 06:49:23 GMT 2022

Greetings, Andy Koppe!

>> Greetings, All!
>> I'm experimenting with programs to replace my current keyboard switcher (which
>> is good, but do not behave well with "modern" idiotic applications based on
>> Chromium/Electron).
>> found one that works nearly exactly as I'd like, but one problem had arisen:
>> to implement non-intrusive "CapsLock as keyboard switch" functionality, it
>> using native Windows functionality to remap the key to F24, and use that one
>> to switch layouts. Everything is good until I launch mintty, where every press
>> of the key prints "5~" in console in addition to switching the layout.
>> I suppose it is in its own right on this one (the key is real, after all), but
>> is there a way to filter the key so that it does not get down to the
>> applications?

> Hi Andrey,

> I think adding this setting to the .minttyrc should do the job:

> KeyFunctions=F24:void

Thanks, it worked.

> Alternatively, if you get a choice in the matter, you might want to
> use the even more obscure yet quite fittingly named VK_SELECT (0x29)
> as your switching keycode.

Will try that one, too, thank you. Yes, keymapper is quite flexible until you get
into OEM (3-byte) key codes.

> Also, Windows has the builtin Win+Space combination for switching
> keyboards, but I expect you've tried that.

My fingers are quite old and don't want to bend like that.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 09:45:53

Sorry for my terrible english...

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