From: Mick McQuaid (mcquaid_at_U.Arizona.EDU)
Date: Thu Apr 27 2000 - 22:33:57 EDT
... regarding a message from Randal Whittle on Apr 27:
> ... [much clueless garbage omitted]
> Ahhh yes, I vaguely remember ...
> I fail to see the problem ...
> ... just understand that the XT is the
> oddball here--it was very much non-standard to begin with. It broke ranks
> with the standard layout of the Dvorak keyboards used for
> decades. Understandably, "new" keys had to be added for computer-specific
> use (Ctrl, Alt, F-Keys, Cursor keys, etc.), but supplanting the existing
> layout by moving things like the Tab or the Caps-Lock key isn't the way to go.
> ... [what is he talking about?]
The profusion of key remapping tools that follow each new MS
release indicate that Whittle is just being provocative and
clueless. Plenty of people specifically want the ability to
swap Ctrl and CapsLock. When NT 4.0 came out, people said it
couldn't be done due to security features in NT that prevented
direct access to hardware. Similar things happened with
earlier MS systems and eventually multiple utilities to do
this have always appeared. It will be available soon and no
wacko ranting will stop it!
-- Mick McQuaid, mmcquaid_at_u.arizona.edu 520-621-4074 office / voice mail
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