(Mac latop) backspace does not delete chat, creates squares

(Mac latop) backspace does not delete chat, creates squares

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knorke
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(Mac latop) backspace does not delete chat, creates squares

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Some noob on Mac laptop could not use backspace to delete typed chat.
When pressing backspace it made a square symbol and text was not cleared.

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jK
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Re: (Mac latop) backspace does not delete chat, creates squa

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I suffer from same issue with my Gentoo Linux, it's caused by a bug in newest SDL.
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Forboding Angel
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Re: (Mac latop) backspace does not delete chat, creates squa

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That happened to me in zk (windows), had to kill the game and rejoin it.
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Re: (Mac latop) backspace does not delete chat, creates squa

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Funny - my backspace works, but DEL creates the square (gentoo linux64).
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Petah
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Re: (Mac latop) backspace does not delete chat, creates squa

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Backspace is delete on mac keyboards.
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marciolino
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Re: (Mac latop) backspace does not delete chat, creates squa

Post by marciolino »

Yeah I have the same problem.

And an additional keyboard problem on Mac is the alt key. It works for allies chat (alt+enter) but it does not work for line bombing for example, or to include units in the front of the building queue.

Does anyone know what could solve this?
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marciolino
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Re: (Mac latop) backspace does not delete chat, creates squa

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Any solution for this problem?
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Zealot
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Re: (Mac latop) backspace does not delete chat, creates squa

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I am a mac user. And this has always frustrated me. Delete does not work it chat. Just makes squares. So I either spam incomprehensible team chat during intense parts of a game or I have to type really slow and make sure that I dont make any typos in the whole message. It is really annoying.
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Re: (Mac latop) backspace does not delete chat, creates squa

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Zealot wrote:Delete does not work it chat.
thanks for reporting, will be fixed in 95.0: http://springrts.com/mantis/view.php?id=3810

about alt, no clue atm.
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Zealot
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Re: (Mac latop) backspace does not delete chat, creates squa

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I read some where that alt is supposed to let you insert new commands at the start of a build que. But it has never worked for me. Good to know that this is another mac bag, I have to redo my whole order que's each time I want to change something.

What is line bombing? I've got a feeling it has never worked on my mac...
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Re: (Mac latop) backspace does not delete chat, creates squa

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Tested on macbook, alt+click has no effect. It doesn't even add the unit to the queue, nothing happens. I know alt is detected because the keyboard menu widget shows that it's being depressed. Spring 94.1.
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jK
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Re: (Mac latop) backspace does not delete chat, creates squa

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what happens when you disable luaui before?
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marciolino
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Re: (Mac latop) backspace does not delete chat, creates squa

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CarRepairer wrote:Tested on macbook, alt+click has no effect. It doesn't even add the unit to the queue, nothing happens. I know alt is detected because the keyboard menu widget shows that it's being depressed. Spring 94.1.
Yea there is something going wrong with alt key on Mac, it is a huge problem with line bombing because alt doesn't work.
I had to modify customformations to get line bombing but now I have some other issues.

Any idea to solve this?
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Re: (Mac latop) backspace does not delete chat, creates squa

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marciolino wrote:I had to modify customformations to get line bombing but now I have some other issues.

Any idea to solve this?
SCNR: yes!

edit: alt doesn't work correctly on ubuntu, too because it is a global key that opens the "start menu". even when spring has grabinput enabled / is running fullscreen the ubuntu menu opens when pressing alt.
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