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Re: unhelpful menu keybinding notes

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: unhelpful menu keybinding notes
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 10:28:34 +0300

> From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 12:36:25 +0900
> In the GTK version of emacs, the keybinding notes for the "Edit > Cut"
> and "Edit > Copy" menu entries say "<cut>" and "<copy>" respectively.
> Those names don't seem very useful to me, as most keyboards don't have
> such keys; also they don't help teach the real Emacs bindings.
> Shouldn't those just say "C-w" and "M-w" ?

This happens to come up periodically; I remember at least 2
discussions in the past.  <cut> and <copy> are Sun keyboard's keys,
and IIRC the problem is we don't have any good way to specify, for a
command that has several keybindings, which one gets mentioned in the
menu.  I think we currently display the last one bound.

Also, please note that, at least by default on GUI displays, these
menu items don't invoke the same functions as C-w and M-w (because
x-win.el turns on menu-bar-enable-clipboard).

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