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bug#24596: 25.1; `f10' behavior


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#24596: 25.1; `f10' behavior
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:49:39 +0300

> Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2016 10:45:19 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> 
> > > > ESC ESC works for me on MS-Windows GUI frames.
> > >
> > > For me, with emacs -Q, a single ESC cancels.  A second ESC acts as
> > > a prefix key for the next key sequence.
> > 
> > Sorry, I omitted a crucial detail: the number of ESC presses needed to
> > exit the menu depends on whether you already dropped a menu or not.
> > That is, if you press F10, then the down-arrow, to drop the File menu,
> > you need 2 ESC: the first will pop down the menu, the second will exit
> > the menu bar.  But if you just press F10, or only type right-arrow or
> > left-arrow after that, i.e. there's no menu dropped down, then just
> > one ESC is enough.
> 
> Got it.  Can the doc please say this?  I tried ESC ESC ESC with just
> f10, and I thought that the behavior was not as described.
> 
> > > > ESC ESC ESC and C-g
> > > > work for me on TTY frames.  C-g doesn't work on a GUI frame because
> > > > the menu is controlled by Windows, not by Emacs, and Windows doesn't
> > > > know about C-g.  IOW, this is a limitation we can do very little
> > > > about.
> > >
> > > OK.  Then the fix is to fix the doc, which says something quite
> > > different from what the behavior really is.
> > 
> > I can only add a note there saying that with some toolkits the exact
> > keys to exit the menu might be different.  Any better ideas?
> 
> That will help.  Thx.  Is the ESC behavior as you described above?  If
> so then it would help to mention it, I think.

I've now done that, and I'm marking this bug done.

Thanks.





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