[chuck-users] mini Audicle crashes when removing shreds

Kassen signal.automatique at gmail.com
Thu May 24 17:06:41 EDT 2007

Update on this issue:

I blieve I may have found the cause.

My laptop has a "normal" (US-English + ms keys) keyboard while I prefer to
use a IBM Model M (that big clicky one) with a Dutch layout. Those are quite
heavy and large so; I have the little "switch keyboard layout" utility that
comes with XP for when I don't feel like hauling that brick.

Now, it turns out that somebody thought it would be a good idea to have
"left alt + shift" bound to "switch keyboard layout" in that utility. To
make matters worse; on a US keyboard you need to use shift to reach the "+"
while on the Dutch layout you need the shift to reach the "=". Hence; whould
you also need to use the alt, for example to use the Mini's hotkeys you'll
end up hitting lerft shift and alt together.... Why not use the right alt
then, one might wonder, well, on a Dutch layout the two "alts"are different
and work in different ways (givving access to a lot of character nobody uses

Basically I believe this might have caused the inconsistent behaviour.

Sorry if that caused extra confusion, in retrospect it seems quite funny...


On 4/4/07, Kassen <signal.automatique at gmail.com> wrote:
> On a related note;
> I've been having tourble with the "alt + +" hotkey for adding shreds
> (Windows).
> In some situations, particularly when the VM is empty, this one acts
> dfferently from the on-schreen button. It seems to try to replace a shred
> instead of plainly adding it and -of course- this makes it complain about
> there not being a target shred when the VM is empty. The result is a
> non-functional hotkey and a smasll error message.
> I think (but I'm not 100% sure) it doesn't do that for the first time a
> shred it exectured, or maybe it's simply inconsistent but I do know that for
> me once it starts doing this it will stick to that behaviour.
> Aside from that the latest Mini has been great for me and the new settings
> like the default dir were very welcome.
> Yours,
> Kas.
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