Keyboard Issues on Linux

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DeliveratorNA
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Keyboard Issues on Linux

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At first I thought this was an xkbmap issue. Last time I played Factorio (and actually every time I've played it prior to now, though I haven't since spider bot) ctrl-click worked just fine to yoink things from a furnace. I use xkb modmap to make my CAPSLOCK key a second left-ctrl. I thought this was the reason this keybind wasn't working, out of nowhere. However, the *actual* left-ctrl was also not working. Attempting to rebind the keybind for that action resulted in "this keybind must involve the mouse". Doing the same with *right* ctrl, however, worked just fine, and so did the keybind itself. As a right-handed person, having to reach across the keyboard for this action kiiiiinda makes the game unplayable for me at the moment.

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I worked around it by mapping the real lctrl as the "hyper" mod, so long as there's only one physical key for each modifier bit the game works. Why this is so hard to handle in Factorio's engine but not for anything else on the planet, I have no idea.

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Re: Keyboard Issues on Linux

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Why this is so hard to handle in Factorio's engine but not for anything else on the planet, I have no idea.
The thing is, last I played (a year or two ago? somewhere around 1.0 RC but before 1.0 was out) it worked just fine.

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