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Old 11-04-2003, 10:53 AM   #1
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Disabling 'insert' key


I never use the 'insert' key on my keyboard unless I accidentally hit it with my pinky finger. Is there any easy way to disable that key?

Old 11-04-2003, 11:40 AM   #2
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No sweat. I just popped it off with a paperclip. I'd still like a software solution if anyone knows one.
Old 11-10-2003, 02:32 AM   #3
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Well, I think there are ways to do it
I think you can use the 'bind' builtin command (see info bash >> Shell Builtin Commands >> Bash Builtins), so you assign to the 'insert' key the behaviour you like. Something like this
bind -x '"\ooo":"theFunctionYouWant"'
where \ooo is the ascii code of the key (in octal).
The bad news: I don't know the codes of such keys; moreover, this recipe only works inside a bash session
However, if you want full control over the keyboard, I believe you should go to the X server documentation; perhaps you could begin with 'man XF86Config' and the references therein.

I hope it helps you to begin the search.


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