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Using the circumflex - button

Hi everyone,

I was wondering whether there is a way to use the circumflex-button (the one looking like a roof, in OS without having to press it twice in a row.

My goal is to implement a rating scale (likelikhood of remembering: 0% - 100%) in steps of 10%. On a German keyboard, however, the circumflex button is located next to the 1 and I would like to set the circumflex button as 0%, 1 as 10%, 2 as 20%, etc.

My problem now is that you need to press the circumflex button twice in order for OS to register the input. I know this is tight to the operating system, but I have seen this procedure work in E-Prime (i.e. pressing the circumflex button once and registering it as a valid input).

So, is there a way to achieve this within OS?

Thanks in advance!

Cheers, Florian


  • Hi Florian,

    I'm guessing you're using a German QWERTZ keyboard, given that the ^ is next to the 1? How keyboard layouts are handled exactly depends on the operating system, but generally speaking you can toggle between different modes (in Windows often with Ctrl+Shift), for example a mode that automatically combines diacritics (such as ^ ) with characters and a mode that doesn't.

    Long story short: This behavior comes from the operating system, not from OpenSesame. So I would take a look at the keyboard-layout settings of the operating system!



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