using message loop for hotkey capturing

Tim Golden mail at
Tue Mar 23 18:09:36 CET 2010

On 23/03/2010 17:01, Alex Hall wrote:
> Hi all, but mainly Tim Golden:
> Tim, I am using your wonderful message loop for keyboard input, the
> one on your site that you pointed me to a few months ago. It has been
> working perfectly as long as I had only one dictionary of keys mapping
> to one dictionary of functions, but now I want two of each. My program
> has different modes, which may have varying keystrokes, and I also
> have some global keystrokes which are the same across all modes, like
> exiting or switching modes. I cannot figure out how to make the
> message loop look in two dictionaries at onc. I tried using an if,
> saying that if action_to_take was not set in the mode-specific
> dictionary then look at the global dictionary, but it is like it is
> never looking in the global dictionary at all. I get no syntax errors
> or problems when running the program, so it has to be something in my
> logic. Go to

Happy to look, Alex, but that link's giving me a 404 at the moment


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