[Rpcemu] RPCEmu and MacOSX

Martin rinfo at avisoft.f9.co.uk
Wed Apr 20 15:34:14 PDT 2016

In article <06F69923-932E-4C76-A15F-9AB2CEB0E738 at hollypops.co.uk>,
   Gerald Holdsworth <gerald at hollypops.co.uk> wrote:

> I'm still running 0.8.13, but on OSX 10.11.4. But, I've been using
> RPCEmu on the Mac since about  OS X 10.7.

Probably close enough!

> Anyway, on my MacBook Air (2011 version), the F keys are used for
> various Mac functions (volume level, screen brightness, keyboard
> brightness, etc.), but can also be used in RISC OS. There is a setting
> hidden somewhere in the Mac OS X System Preferences that determine if
> the 'fn' key is required, or not, for these functions. I have it set so
> that I need to use the 'fn' key, and without the 'fn' key the normal F
> key gets passed to RISC OS (if any of that makes any sense!).

Did some Googling, and from my reading it seems that the System
Preferences -> View -> Keyboard has an option to Enable "Use all F1, F2,
etc. keys as standard function keys."  With that selected the top keys
alone return F1-F12, and with Fn they return the icon (speaker volume
etc). With it NOT selected it should be the other way round, so Fn+F1-12
should have worked ... but for me they adjusted sound etc regardless of
whether Fn was pressed or not.

> As for mouse gestures - does your touch wireless mouse do two finger
> clicks? 

No idea! 

> On my laptop's pad, a single finger click is like the left hand
> mouse button (translates to RISC OS Select), and a two finger click is
> like the right hand mouse button (translates, at least on mine, to RISC
> OS Menu). 

I will try the next time I can put two fingers on it!

> I haven't tried a three finger click...yet. However, I believe there is a
> way to get the RISC OS Adjust click by pressing a key and a mouse click
> - this I haven't found.

This is probably the least urgent. 


Martin Avison      using a British Iyonix running RISC OS 5 
                   and the Pluto mail and newsreader

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