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Re: menu help echo

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: menu help echo
Date: 25 Mar 2002 21:45:03 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

"Dr Francis J. Wright" <address@hidden> writes:

> In GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (i386-msvc-nt4.0.1381)
>  of 2002-03-19 on buffy

> In the emacs-21.1.90 pretest, menu help echo was working, but in this
> version it no longer works.

I have noticed this on my work PC, also with the prebuilt binary on
NT4.0.  At home though, the menu help works, but built from source I
checked out of CVS myself around the time the release was made, and on

Three possibilities:

1) The API messages used to produce menu help on Windows are not
   supported on NT4.0.  Before your report, I assumed this was the
   case (since I know those messages are not sent by the OS on older
   versions of Windows).  But if you saw the menu help working in the
   pretests on the same machine that it doesn't work on now, this
   possibility is eliminated I think.

2) Something went wrong with the 21.2 snapshot that caused some older
   versions of w32fns.c or w32menu.c to be included instead of the
   latest versions on the release branch.

3) Something was different on Andrew's machine when he compiled 21.2,
   (an operating system downgrade?) causing the menu help to not be
   compiled in.  Seems unlikely.

Perhaps someone else can shed light on which of the above
possibilities it is.  Does any Windows user see help in the minibuffer
when they move the mouse over the items in the File menu?  Did you
build from source, or are you using the prebuilt binary?  And which
version of Windows are you using?

Jason Rumney

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