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Re: keys that work on terminals

From: joakim
Subject: Re: keys that work on terminals
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 16:45:30 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.95 (gnu/linux)

Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden> writes:
> xterm after version 216 has been changed to generate different strings
> for the key combinations that were not usable before. You need to set
> the "modifyOtherKeys" resource to 1 in order to enable this feature.
> This change was done at my request, with the main intention was to
> help emacs key bindings. AFAIK in such an xterm all useful key
> combinations work: things like C-RET, C-. C-, work just fine.  
> Unfortunately "modifyOtherKeys" is not set by default, to emacs users
> cannot benefit from this by default.

This is very interesting! I will try this.

> Can we do something to have other terminal emulators support these key
> bindings?
>   > I use a terminal emulator called Putty sometimes, and an xterm
>   > sometimes. They differ in which keys are acceptable. For instance I
>   > use shift-arrows for moving between windows using
>   > (windmove-default-keybindings). I need to patch Putty to make
>   > shift-arrows work, but it works directly with xterm.
> IMHO you need to try to convince the putty maintainers to generate the
> shift-arrow keys by default, all modern terminal emulators do that
> (xterm, rxvt, gnome-terminal, konsole).

I've been trying but have so far been unable to get a response.
I have the patch if someones interested.
Joakim Verona

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