Menus displaying meta and keyboard commands not working

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Tim Holmes

20 Jan, 2021 08:31 AM

Have fired up Nodebox again for the first time in a while... very happy to see there has been an update - thank you so much for your work.
Unfortunately I have a problem. My menus are all showing 'meta' instead of control for keyboard commands. I have spent time trying to find out what 'meta' might actually be, but it doesn't appear to map to anything, so I can't use any keyboard commands to control Nodebox.
Checked my keyboard system settings, but everything seems ok there. Java 15.0.1+9-18 if that helps.
All the best,
Tim

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by john on 30 Jan, 2021 09:43 AM

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    Hi Tim,

    Sorry for the delay. I just now found your message in the NodeBox forum spam folder. I have no idea how it got there.

    Are you still having this problem? I'm not a Windows person, so may be of limited help. I know there used to be a Meta key (symbol is a diamond) on some PC keyboards. There must be some way of remapping modifier keys in Windows - have you tried that?

    If you're still there and still having trouble please reply and I'll see if I can help troubleshoot.

    John

  2. 2 Posted by Tim Holmes on 10 Feb, 2021 01:11 AM

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    Dear John,
    My apologies for the delay in replying.
    The 'meta' command is supposed to map to the windows key, and it does this fine with earlier versions of Nodebox (where it shows up in menu items for movie controls), but in the latest version this is not the case and I haven't been able to figure out what it maps to (if anything). I have tried looking at (and changing) my keyboard settings and reinstalling the latest version under different accounts without success. I guess that if this was a common problem I would not be the only one letting you know, so I can live with just running an older version of Nodebox and crossing my fingers that next version things will just as mysteriously return to normal.
    Best wishes and once again many thanks for your work on such a cool piece of software.
    Tim.


    On 30/01/2021 10:43 PM, john <[email blocked]> wrote:

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    From: john (Support staff)

    Hi Tim,

    Sorry for the delay. I just now found your message in the NodeBox forum spam folder. I have no idea how it got there.

    Are you still having this problem,. I'm not a Windows person, so may be of limited help. I know there used to be a Meta key (symbol is a diamond) on some PC keyboards. There must be some way of remapping modifier keys in Windows - have you tried that?

    If you're still there and still having trouble please reply and I'll see if I can help troubleshoot.

    John

    On Wed, Jan 20 at 12:31 AM PST, Tim Holmes wrote:

    Have fired up Nodebox again for the first time in a while... very happy to see there has been an update - thank you so much for your work.
    Unfortunately I have a problem. My menus are all showing 'meta' instead of control for keyboard commands. I have spent time trying to find out what 'meta' might actually be, but it doesn't appear to map to anything, so I can't use any keyboard commands to control Nodebox.
    Checked my keyboard system settings, but everything seems ok there. Java 15.0.1+9-18 if that helps.
    All the best,
    Tim

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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by john on 10 Feb, 2021 06:33 AM

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    Hi Tim,

    Sorry you are having this problem. We have verified that it is a bug with the new 3.0.52 version of NodeBox. See the bottom of this long thread:

    http://support.nodebox.net/discussions/nodebox-2-3/6122-option-drag...

    Frederik understands the problem, but I'm not sure when he can release a patch. Adding him.

    John

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