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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-4344951

Need a way to get available keyboard and mouse capabilities

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    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.4.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: client-libs
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    • Understanding:
      Fix Understood
    • CPU:
      generic, sparc
    • OS:
      generic, solaris_7

      Description

      We need a way to get the keys that are available on the keyboard currently
      in use (e.g. does the keyboard have a numpad separator key, a mouse wheel,
      a middle mouse button, an @ key on the primary layer).

      The motivation for providing this capability is bugs such as: 4342183,
      4342186, and probably others.

      The root cause of 4342183, etc., is that behavior is undefined when you
      try to press a button that does not exist. Perhaps we should throw a runtime
      exception when this happens. It would be up to clients to get the capabilities
      first, or deal with the exception.

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              Reporter:
              ehawkessunw Eric Hawkes (Inactive)
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