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SubjectRe: Input issues - key down with no key up
On Sat, 16 Aug 2003, John Bradford wrote:

> > What are the known problems with mode #3, then?
> It's poorly implemented by a lot of keyboards.

Specifically, it wasn't used much at the beginning (see e.g. when we came
to trying it -- it's already ~15 years since it was introduced) and then
the crapware era began and some manufacturers stopped taking care of less
commonly used standard functionality.

> Has anybody actually verified that the keyboards that are presenting
> the problem in quesiton are not specifically identifyable by their ID
> string, or some other means - E.G. they only exist on specific, known
> laptops?

I recall testing an i486 laptop around 1996 and not only it accepted
switching mode to #3, but it reported it as being active then as well.
Yet it generated #2 codes regardless...

+ Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland +
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