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commit f3bdd436a3e8e37e274fcd1147eb13e05b24fe98
parent d04485e32c58503eae857a2b0b8b84ecc2d2880e
Author: Yan-Fa Li <yanfali@gmail.com>
Date:   Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:50:28 -0800

Update KC_GESC documentation (#5053)

* Update KC_GESC documentation

 - document caveats on OSX and expected behavior with KC_GESC and GUI
 - clarify documentation slightly
 - give examples of expected output in actual use

* Update OSX -> macOS

* Captilization

* remove simply

docs/feature_grave_esc.md | 10+++++++++-
1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/docs/feature_grave_esc.md b/docs/feature_grave_esc.md @@ -4,7 +4,11 @@ If you're using a 60% keyboard, or any other layout with no F-row, you will have ## Usage -Replace the `KC_GRAVE` key in your keymap (usually to the left of the `1` key) with `KC_GESC`. When pressed it will behave like `KC_ESC`, but with Shift or GUI held it will send `KC_GRAVE`. +Replace the `KC_GRAVE` key in your keymap (usually to the left of the `1` key) with `KC_GESC`. Most of the time this key will output `KC_ESC` when pressed. However, when Shift or GUI are held down it will output `KC_GRV` instead. + +## What Your OS Sees + +If Mary presses GESC on her keyboard, the OS will see an KC_ESC character. Now if Mary holds Shift down and presses GESC it will output `~`, or a shifted backtick. Now if she holds GUI/CMD/WIN, it will output a simple <code>&#96;</code> character. ## Keycodes @@ -12,6 +16,10 @@ Replace the `KC_GRAVE` key in your keymap (usually to the left of the `1` key) w |---------|-----------|------------------------------------------------------------------| |`KC_GESC`|`GRAVE_ESC`|Escape when pressed, <code>&#96;</code> when Shift or GUI are held| +### Caveats + + * On macOS CMD/GUI + KC_GRV is actually mapped to a hot key so it will not output a backtick. + ## Configuration There are several possible key combinations this will break, among them Control+Shift+Escape on Windows and Command+Option+Escape on macOS. To work around this, you can `#define` these options in your `config.h`: