What is input key K_SELECT?

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What is input key K_SELECT?

#1 Post by komehara »

I found K_SELECT among the mappings of "dismiss" in https://www.renpy.org/doc/html/keymap.html but I could not find any information on it.

It doesn't appear in Pygame inputs: https://www.pygame.org/docs/ref/key.html

https://wiki.libsdl.org/SDL2/SDL_Keycode has some SDLK_SELECT but I still don't know what it is. The key that opens the contextual menu button where the mouse is? Why would that work like Space or Enter? Some accessibility key that simulates the mouse click where the mouse is? How does it differ from mouseup_1?

I'm adding custom bindings to dismiss_unfocused in the context of scrollable NVL text box that unfortunately captures focus and prevents advance on Space (see https://github.com/renpy/renpy/issues/5090), and I need to be sure I don't forget any key.

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Re: What is input key K_SELECT?

#2 Post by plastiekk »

komehara wrote: Fri Dec 01, 2023 10:50 am I found K_SELECT among the mappings of "dismiss" in https://www.renpy.org/doc/html/keymap.html but I could
This refers to the "Select" button on a gamepad, or so i guess. If you scroll a bit down you'll see:

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# Button.
    button_ignore = [ 'mousedown_1' ],
    button_select = [ 'K_RETURN', 'K_KP_ENTER', 'K_SELECT', 'mouseup_1',  ]...
and should do the same as the return key or left mousebutton.
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Re: What is input key K_SELECT?

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I don't think so - the gamepad is handled different. Probably some obscure keyboard somewhere has a SELECT key.
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Re: What is input key K_SELECT?

#4 Post by Ocelot »

I beleve this is an artifact of old terminals, where it was responsible for switching from input mode to a screen select mode, so you could select and copy some output, for example. Modern keyboards will not have those buttons, but they are still in the list of virtual keys and are still usable like other legacy keys.

Here is a keyboard containing Select (or, rather, CursrSel) key:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... yboard.jpg
You can also see here F13-F24 keys which are also legacy keys which are in the list of keys, but do not exist on modern keyboards.
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