Author Topic: Can't enter some keyboard characters on Mac OS  (Read 1088 times)

tuchman

  • Senior Community Member
  • Posts: 136
  • Hero Points: 7
Can't enter some keyboard characters on Mac OS
« on: August 30, 2014, 03:22:50 pm »
alt-5 (= '['),  alt-6 (= ']'), alt-7 (= '|') cannot be entered using my Macbook Air keyboard or using the "System Keyboard Viewer".   These keystrokes appear to be ignored.

alt-8 (= '{'), and alt-9 (= '}') however work as expected.

Keyboard setting: "Mac Option/Alt key behavior" = Default MAC IME

Thanks,
-ken

SlickEdit 2014 (v19.0.0.4)
Serial number: xxxxxxxxx
License type: Beta License
License expiration: 2014-10-09 03:32:00
License file: /Library/Application Support/SlickEdit/19/slickedit.lic
Build Date: August 20, 2014
Emulation: Mac OS X
OS: Mac OS X Mavericks
OS Version: 10.9.4
Processor Architecture: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4260U CPU @ 1.40GHz 64 bit (4 cores)
Memory: 99% Load, 4066MB/4096MB Virtual
Shell Info: /Applications/SlickEdit2014.app/Contents/MacOS/secsh -i
Screen Size: 1366 x 768
Project Type: Perl
Language: . (Plain Text)
Installation Directory: /Applications/SlickEdit2014.app/Contents/
Configuration Directory: /Users/tuchman/Library/Application Support/SlickEdit/19.0.0/
Spill File: /tmp/$slk.tuchman.31314
« Last Edit: August 30, 2014, 03:24:30 pm by tuchman »

Clark

  • Moderator
  • Senior Community Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4794
  • Hero Points: 388
Re: Can't enter some keyboard characters on Mac OS
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2014, 01:13:49 pm »
This will be fixed in the next beta.

It turns out that the keys that aren't working have key bindings (Alt+8 and Alt+9 don't have bindings). If you unbind these keys, they will insert the characters you want.

tuchman

  • Senior Community Member
  • Posts: 136
  • Hero Points: 7
Re: Can't enter some keyboard characters on Mac OS
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2014, 03:31:02 pm »
I should have thought of that change myself - thanks!
Works fine now.