[WriteLog] Holding down F Keys causes Repeats
Keith Beebe W3KB
keith at w3kb.net
Sat Sep 1 13:29:57 EDT 2018
Exactly.....I have never seen this before either in my numerous years of using WL.
Just as a check, I fired up DX4WIN. It does NOT repeat the F keys in the CW keyer of DX4WIN if I hold down an F key. So there is another reference point.
Then I switched back to Writelog, sure enough holding down any F key caused that specific message to repeat. Strange.
Let's see if any other folks noticing this. I'm up to the very latest version of Writelog. They did an update concerning Winkey in that specific version:
12.31 August, 2018
Fix WriteLog hang if WinKey USB port or SO2R box interface is removed while WriteLog is running.
Just wondering (because I use Winkey), if that update has anything to do with the F keys sticking because this has never happened before..... Wayne W5XD ???
From: Randy Thompson K5ZD <k5zd at charter.net>
Sent: September 1, 2018 1:15 PM
To: Keith Beebe W3KB <keith at w3kb.net>; writelog at contesting.com
Subject: RE: [WriteLog] Holding down F Keys causes Repeats
This is more a function of Windows than WL. If you hold down a key in Word, you will get a repeating character. I am a bit surprised the F-key seems "sticky" if you let go (requiring the escape). That could be a WL issue.
I have never seen this in my years of using WL.
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> Beebe W3KB
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> Subject: [WriteLog] Holding down F Keys causes Repeats
> Well, this is something I've never noticed before:
> If I hold down any F key in Writelog, it will constantly repeat the
> specific programmed CW message for that key ! I use a WinKeyer.
> Is this something that should be happening? Quite frankly, I would
> like it not to repeat. If I want to repeat something (say my call in
> F4) I simply hit the key twice.
> This drove me nuts in today's CW Open until I realized what was happening.
> If I somehow held the F4 key down for too long it would repeat my call
> until I hit Escape.
> Is there any way to stop the keyboard from doing that (repeating any F
> key message if you hold down the key) ???
> Thank you as always,
> Keith W3KB
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