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New official keyboard - RISCOS

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:40 am
by pearcecg
Why does the new keyboard fail to give the correct upper case characters (SHIFT) ?
I've discovered I can correct this behaviour with (CTRL-SHIFT-NUMLOCK). But why should I have to do this on every boot?
Is there some way of getting it to behave normally?
I'm mainly using RISC OS by the way.

Charles Pearce

Re: New official keyboard

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:54 am
by jahboater
FYI, it works perfectly with Gentoo64, and I would put money on it working perfectly with Raspbian (since the RPF will have tested it the most on that).
Is there some setting within RISC-OS that you could tweak?

Re: New official keyboard

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:04 pm
by PiGraham
pearcecg wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:40 am
Why does the new keyboard fail to give the correct upper case characters (SHIFT) ?
I've discovered I can correct this behaviour with (CTRL-SHIFT-NUMLOCK). But why should I have to do this on every boot?
Is there some way of getting it to behave normally?
I'm mainly using RISC OS by the way.

Charles Pearce

It sounds like Numlock is on by default which makes sense for keyboards with separate number pads but not for this keyboard. It is on Windows anyway. Just press NUMLOCK to toggle it. You don't need CTRL-SHIFT.

It would be good to have control over that.


It seems there is a solution for Rasbian. I don't know about RISC OS.


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Re: New official keyboard

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:05 pm
by fruitoftheloom
pearcecg wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:40 am
Why does the new keyboard fail to give the correct upper case characters (SHIFT) ?
I've discovered I can correct this behaviour with (CTRL-SHIFT-NUMLOCK). But why should I have to do this on every boot?
Is there some way of getting it to behave normally?
I'm mainly using RISC OS by the way.

Charles Pearce

The Raspberry Pi Foundation / Raspberry Pi Trading only support Raspbian Operating System, therefore that is the operating they will use for testing, if it is a RiscOS issue then suggest you report to the developers:

https://www.riscosopen.org/content/down ... spberry-pi

Re: New official keyboard - RISCOS

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:28 pm
by PiGraham
This isn't anything specific to thePi keyboard. You just need to set the numlock default state as you want it. The only difference with this keyboard is that the num pad is not separate but shares keys so you want numlock off by default instead of on.

This may help for RISC OS

http://www.riscos.com/support/users/con ... /input.htm

Re: New official keyboard - RISCOS

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:00 pm
by pearcecg
Thanks for this
NUMLOCK now sorted. - I should have known this!

Re: New official keyboard

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:34 pm
by DavidS
fruitoftheloom wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:05 pm
pearcecg wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:40 am
Why does the new keyboard fail to give the correct upper case characters (SHIFT) ?
I've discovered I can correct this behaviour with (CTRL-SHIFT-NUMLOCK). But why should I have to do this on every boot?
Is there some way of getting it to behave normally?
I'm mainly using RISC OS by the way.

Charles Pearce

The Raspberry Pi Foundation / Raspberry Pi Trading only support Raspbian Operating System, therefore that is the operating they will use for testing, if it is a RiscOS issue then suggest you report to the developers:

https://www.riscosopen.org/content/down ... spberry-pi
Not true. If you look at the posts from 2011 through 2013 you will see that the RPi foundation repeatedly stated that they will always encourage and support RISC OS (that was before Raspberry Pi Trading came about). So you may wish to add RISC OS to that statement of what they support.