Capture keystrokes without outputting them

Registered by Mirabai Knight on 2011-11-09

Currently the qwerty-to-steno implementation of Plover sends qwerty versions of keystrokes entered by the user, sends a corresponding number of backspace commands to delete the keystrokes, and then sends the strokes corresponding to the correct steno translation of the original keystrokes. This works fairly well in most applications, but in cases where single alphanumeric keys are mapped to commands (such as in Vim or Firefox), Plover cannot be used with a qwerty keyboard because the qwerty strokes will execute before Plover has a chance to delete them. In order to solve this, Plover needs to control the keyboard at a lower level, so that it can prevent the strokes from being sent out in the first place.

As of the most recent release, this problem is fixed in the Windows version.

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Maybe one could use (and improve) mxk to deal with the conversion (see http://welz.org.za/projects/mxk).

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