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Re: Mouse support does not work


From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: Mouse support does not work
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 08:22:13 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.92 (gnu/linux)

Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Peter,

>> My question is not how I can work around that, but if that's an xterm
>> limitation one has to accept.
>
> I think I figured it out! And it's not an xterm limitation but a GNU
> Emacs default.
>
> With stty you need to make C-h and BS different in xterm etc., for
> example with
>
>       stty erase '^?'
>
> and in GNU Emacs perform
>
>       (normal-erase-is-backspace-mode 0)

After doing those two, now DEL behaves as C-h, and C-h as DEL.

With only the latter, both act like C-h.  Ditto with only the former.
Hm, I think that was different when I just did "stty erase '^?'" the
first time.  Is that setting persisted across xterm sessions?

> This will inhibit the default behaviour of remapping the two keys. The
> info node "59.1 If <DEL> Fails to Delete" seems to describe this. Even
> <ESC> C-h and <ESC> <BS> seem to be distinct.

Thanks for the pointer.

Bye,
Tassilo



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