Opened 18 years ago

Closed 18 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#2350 closed defect (invalid)

ALL : F5 key randomly won't work

Reported by: SF/seyb Owned by: fingolfin
Priority: normal Component: Ports
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Most of the time, when I press the F5 key, the GUI menu won't appear. As well, most of the shortcuts (ctr-1, etc...) are ineffective.

Powerbook G4 12" 1.33ghz, 10.4.3, ScummVM 0.8.0a

Am I the only one ?

Ticket imported from: #1351590. Ticket imported from: bugs/2350.

Change History (9)

comment:1 by fingolfin, 18 years ago

Works fine over here, on my PowerBook -- provided I press the FN key together with the function keys (as by default, F5 changes the speaker volume)...

Or did you change the function key setup in the system prefs? If so, please state your precise configuration so that I can try to reproduce it...

comment:2 by fingolfin, 18 years ago

Owner: set to fingolfin

comment:3 by SF/seyb, 18 years ago

Well, I'm using an Apple bluetooth keyboard, so the F5 key is not used (as far as I know) by any other programs. I didn't change any function key in the Preference Panes, but I'm using Xkeys which is an application to change the function keys uses (I'm using F13 to launch Microsoft Messenger).

Sometimes, pressing F5 for a second or 2 will actually display the GUI menu, but sometimes, even after pressing for 5 seconds, nothing will come out.

This might be some kind of incompatibility with Xkeys or something. Will try to find out on my own (by disabling Xkeys at first) if nobody has this problem.

comment:4 by fingolfin, 18 years ago

Another use reported a similar issue under Windows.

Alas I am not sure those are the same issues, nor whether this is an "issue" at all since I can't reproduce it and this is a first time I ever heard of such a problem (which, given its annoyance factor, indicates that very few people, if any, ever encountered the problem).

comment:5 by fingolfin, 18 years ago

Owner: fingolfin removed
Summary: MAC : F5 key randomly won't workALL : F5 key randomly won't work

comment:6 by SF/seyb, 18 years ago

As I thought, Xkeys was the problem. I removed it and all the function keys are fully working. Good to know. Thanks for your help anyway. :-) Keep up the good work you guys !!

comment:7 by fingolfin, 18 years ago

OK, closing this then.

I got one other report from a Windows user with a similar problem, but since several dozen / hundreds other people can't reproduce that one either, I am pretty sure that he used some kind of customization software, too.

comment:8 by fingolfin, 18 years ago

Owner: set to fingolfin
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

comment:9 by digitall, 5 years ago

Component: --Unset--Ports
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