Keys you've intentionally used on a computer keyboard within the last 12 months:
@sungo ah, I should have added a "for their intended use" caveat or smth lol
@djsundog also insert but it won't let me multiple
@djsundog does remapping Caps Lock to Ctrl count
@djsundog shift+insert for paste in an xterm is so nice. (I also swap caps+ctrl, but saw your caveat)
@djsundog PrintScreen? PrintScreen? Who are you people and what perverse things are you doing with your keyboards?
@bremner I'm as shocked as you are, honestly
@mousebot I did, and it was glorious, in all its dot matrix glory
@djsundog scroll lock can be handy in huge spreadsheets tbh
but really I suspect using it as the hotkey for a KVM is far more prevalent
hell, CrashOnCtrlScroll might actually be more popular
@djsundog does binding caps to esc count
@haskal nah, caps lock as caps lock
@djsundog but print screen is the linux compose key!
Scroll lock is a cryptid
Or, SysRq is useful for users with hanging Linux systems, in case of unrecoverable system lockups:
Use with caution, don't try at home, yada yada.
Despite the other SysRq functions, these are enabled by default.
@djsundog I have caps lock remapped to control when held and escape when tapped.
so technically I use caps lock key all the time, but not it's function
@djsundog what about the Menu key, it's my compose key on each keyboard that has it (otherwise it's right ctrl) and I use compose at least a few times a day
@lucidiot I forget all about that one tbh
@djsundog and what about Pause
@lucidiot pause/break is a key that I feel like some people might use, but I've always used S/Q for flow control and C for break and I rarely ever think to do otherwise
@lucidiot I should have turned markdown off for that huh
@djsundog CAPS LOCK OF COURSE WHY DO YOU ASK?
@djsundog I answered all of them: scroll lock is my kvm menu trigger, i regularly use print screen to take screenshots, my caps lock key is actually remapped to compose so i can do röck döts (well, and actual real accents, etc.), and the insert key overwrite mode is useful when editing ascii diagrams.
@djsundog now, the "Pause/Break" key, that's a real mystery. Also I haven't had any reason to hit F6 through F9 for anything.
@djsundog I started using scroll lock again when I went to work in my home office; scroll lock scroll lock page up/down switches monitors on my KVM.
@djsundog It's quite surprising to find a demographic who see caps lock as a useless key.
For an actual writer of actual texts (and not some code or such abstract things) caps lock is an essential necessity.
Also keep in mind that some machines Apples and Chromebooks don't even have some of those keys as a "key".
@djsundog I should note that I use a screenshot utility which specifically binds to PrtScrn.
And I use Ins to toggle that mode in Vim.
@djsundog Caps Lock is my Compose key.
@djsundog i remap Caps Lock to End
@djsundog who are these monsters using capslock, is what I want to know
@djsundog I’m lucky enough to have a non-traditional keyboard with a programmable layout, so in fact I have none of those keys to press 😅
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