[OpenBIOS] [Qemu-ppc] [Qemu-devel] Mac OS X on QEMU

Programmingkid programmingkidx at gmail.com
Wed Jul 10 16:16:55 CEST 2013

On Jul 10, 2013, at 12:10 AM, Tarl Neustaedter wrote:

> On 2013-Jul-9 23:36 , Programmingkid wrote:
>> I don't think so. The command key is equal to 0x37. The windows key is equal to 0x5B. This is my source:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd375731(v=vs.85).aspx
> Err, no.
> USB keyboards generate standard codes for keypresses, regardless of whether they are labeled "windows" or "command" (or "meta"). It's a major pain in the ass that vendors sell keyboards with completely different markings and absolutely no difference in the codes they generate. Sun keyboards produced a byte saying what markings were on the keyboard so we could set up the right tables, but standard USB keyboards don't. So we have to ask - one of the few conventions is that the numbers 0-9 are fixed, so we can at least ask for a number to be typed.
> In any case, about the Command/Windows/Meta key:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command_key#On_other_keyboards
> "On a keyboard made with MS Windows logo, the Windows key is mapped to act as the Command key"

This information is good to hear. Those with a Windows key on their keyboard shouldn't have a problem using it as the command key. Those who don't have a Windows key can use the -command-key option to set it to any key they want. 

The only problem I have now is how to send more than one key value at a time to the guest OS. Any ideas would be great. 

More information about the OpenBIOS mailing list