Bug 10751 - xf86reload VS. xf86refresh
Summary: xf86reload VS. xf86refresh
Alias: None
Product: xkeyboard-config
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: low enhancement
Assignee: xkb
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Reported: 2007-04-24 16:42 UTC by Allen Cuda
Modified: 2008-12-21 14:48 UTC (History)
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Description Allen Cuda 2007-04-24 16:42:45 UTC
The inet file contains some keyboards that have xf86reload and some have xf86refresh asigned to the keyboard reload/refresh key - I honestly don't know the difference between reload and refresh. Shouldn't all the keyboard definitions be standardized to either xf86reload or xf86refresh?

For example I have a Dell USB Multimedia kbd which has xf86reload assigned to the "reload/refresh" key. I use KDE which by default assigns xf86refresh to the default "reload" shortcut - go figure.
Comment 1 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2007-04-25 16:04:52 UTC
There is no real convention on using refresh vs reload. Most of the keyboards use reload (19 vs 8). It seems like a reasonable idea to change all cases of refresh to reload.
Comment 2 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2008-12-21 14:48:22 UTC

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