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Zamara

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Coolkey with german keyboard layout?
« on: November 23, 2005, 04:56:30 PM »
Hello,

which is the corresponding Coolkey for german keyboard layouts? Alt+' doesn't work, and there seems no way of changing the Coolkey to another shortcut. CTRL+Ö does open the options dialog for me, but I'm stumped with the Coolkey.

Any help?

Bye, Zamara

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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2005, 06:16:19 PM »
Hello Zamara,

The key looks like this: on US-UK-English keyboards. Its ASCII code is 96.

We have a German user of PasswordMaker who is active in the forums--Romeo. Perhaps he can provide more advice. I'll email him, asking him to post here.

Regards,
Eric
« Last Edit: November 23, 2005, 07:33:30 PM by Eric H. Jung »

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2005, 06:31:17 PM »
Hi Zamara, I just received an email from Eric askin me to see if I might be able to help.  However, I have never used a Geman keyboard, since I live here in the US, now.  

Eric, I am not sure what the ASCII code for this key combination is.  If the key shown on the image in your post doesn't work, may be Zamara could use the <alt> keypad combination, such as <alt>0252 for ü, or <alt>0246 for ö, and the like.
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2005, 06:39:28 PM »
The ASCII code for the symbol is 96. I'll see if I can find out what symbol this maps to on a German keyboard.

Thanks for your help Romeo,
Eric
« Last Edit: November 23, 2005, 07:20:45 PM by Eric H. Jung »

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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2005, 07:06:27 PM »
It looks to me that it would be <alt>0096.  I just tried it an it gives you the desired key, as shown right here `.  However, as I was trying that, it came to mind that you it would have to be some other ASCII character, because the how would you press <alt> and then <alt>0096 at the same time?

So, the combination of <alt> and ` should be a different code all together, such as <ctrl>A is ASCII-1, I believe.
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2005, 07:31:17 PM »
I think I found an answer.

This page (IE only) shows the German keyboard looks like this:



but if you press SHIFT, the keyboard changes to this:



Notice the key to the left of BackSp is the CoolKey. So on a German keyboard, my guess is that CoolKey is ALT-SHIFT-´.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2005, 07:32:07 PM by Eric H. Jung »

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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2005, 07:36:22 PM »
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there seems no way of changing the Coolkey to another shortcut.
As discussed in the FAQ, you can change the CoolKey to any shortcut by using the KeyConfig extension.

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Install the KeyConfig Extension. Scroll down to the PasswordMaker entry and change the shortcut to anything you like. Changes won't take effect until you restart Firefox/Mozilla.

Hope that helps,
Eric
« Last Edit: November 23, 2005, 07:36:34 PM by Eric H. Jung »

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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2005, 09:33:03 PM »
Hi,

Alt+Shift+´ does work, but only every second time. So I have to press the Coolkey-combination twice for the passwort field being filled.  :huh:

I think I'll give the keyconfig extension a try.

Thanks for all your help.
Bye, Zamara

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