[thelist] Please help! trapping keyboard combo on Mac OSX

david.landy at somerfield.co.uk david.landy at somerfield.co.uk
Mon Feb 23 03:21:18 CST 2004


A shot in the dark, I know, but... 

First off, I don't know Mac at all, but as you're desperate I thought I'd
throw this in, and hope it helps. I remember a while back trying to trap
keystrokes on Netscape 4.7 and it drove me barmy. Eventually I found out
there's a javascript function you have to call to tell NS that you actually
want it to listen for keystrokes in the first place (duh! like... why???
sorry netscape fans...) which I can't quite remember now. Erm... I guess
that's about as useful as a chocolate teapot!

Have you tried searching google for eg "keycode handler osx" -- i just hit
the webpages and got some interesting looking results. And you can also
search all web group archives there, too.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Blanchard [mailto:octigonuser at hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, 20 February 2004 17:40
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Subject: [thelist] Please help! trapping keyboard combo on Mac OSX

I am literally about to throw my mac across the room. I have a function that

should fire when the user has typed CTRL+8 on the keyboard. This works 
perfectly on the PC, however, I cannot get it to fire on Mac in any web 
browser. I need to have this work in Mozilla and firefox on the Mac.

If anyone has any suggestions, please help. I'm running out of time...

Here's the function I am using,

window.document.onkeydown = checkHandles;

Thank goodness it worked!!!")}}

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