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Re: Easy keybinding

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Easy keybinding
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 17:45:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090007 (Oort Gnus v0.07) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Gtk applications allow keybindings by selecting a menu item with the
>     mouse, then hitting a key.  So if you select the File/Open item with
>     the mouse and then press the x key, then you have bound x to the
>     command which invokes File/Open.
> What does the user do, physically, to "select" a menu item with the
> mouse but not actually invoke it?

One common way to invoke menu items is to move the mouse to the menu
bar, press the (left) mouse button, drag the mouse until the right
item is highlighted, then release the mouse button.

I guess (but I'm not 100% sure) that selecting a menu item means to
do all steps up to, but not including, the button release.

> We could probably make an Emacs command easily enough that makes a key
> binding by copying another key binding.  The second key sequence could
> be a menu item.  That would not be the exact same interface but it
> would provide the same feature and it would fit Emacs better.  Is that
> good enough?

Sounds nice.

> What I would really like is to integrate customization of key bindings
> in to Custom.


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