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Re: GTK emacs (and access to GTK)

From: Nic Ferrier
Subject: Re: GTK emacs (and access to GTK)
Date: 03 Nov 2004 09:34:28 +0000

Peter Heslin <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2004-11-02, Nic Ferrier <address@hidden> wrote:
> >  The GTK port of Emacs is brilliant.
> Indeed it is.  One query: is the lack of support for the GTK
> menu-accelerator keystrokes (eg. hitting F10 and navigating the menus
> by using the cursor keys) regarded as an outstanding bug to be fixed
> for the next release, as a wish-list feature, or as a rejected and
> undesirable feature?  I, for one, find that the support of XEmacs for
> this feature is one of the few places where it has an advantage over
> GNU Emacs.
> It would be nice if it could be fixed for the next release, but it may
> be a non-trivial task.  I once looked at the code, and saw that this
> GTK feature was explicitly disabled by Emacs.  I tried enabling it,
> and saw that there were weird side-effects in which point moved in the
> buffer in addition to the menu navigation, and so I gave up
> investigating it.

I'm guessing that Emacs keymaps would get in the way.

So one would have to have a key binding that passed through the key
event to the GTK control.

This is the sort of thing that I'm talking about: tighter integration
with GTK as an option for Emacs. So by default Emacs (even Emacs/GTK)
would not have this stuff turned on but it would be available.

Nic Ferrier

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