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Re: Drop-down menus, popup menus, and popup dialogs supported on TTYs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Drop-down menus, popup menus, and popup dialogs supported on TTYs
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 05:49:58 +0300

> Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2013 23:26:22 +0200
> From: Gregor Zattler <address@hidden>
> latest Emacs assumes TERM to be "dumb" if startet in a terminal
> like this:
> src/Emacs -Q -nw --debug-init
> (getenv "TERM") then returns "dumb".  Is this a bug?

I don't know.  Why do you think it's a bug?

> It's really nice!  One remark I have is that hitting F10 should
> IMHO close the menu if no menu entry was selected up to this
> point.  Instead one has to hit ESC (which is also fine but should
> not be the only way of leaving the menu).

You can also leave the menu by C-g or ESC ESC ESC.

> Another remark: The headings of the menus end in ">".  First I
> thought this indicates that arrow right goes to the next menu, but
> there are no "<" signs.  On the other hand menu entries which
> lead to sub menus also end in a ">" while here one has to hit
> "RETURN" in order to go to the sub menu.  This is a bit
> confusing.  Perhaps arrow right should also lead to the submenu? 

The ">" is a sign of a submenu.  It appears in the first line because
that is the header, and the entire menu is a "submenu" of that.

> And finally: I did not find a way from the sub menu back to the
> main menu besides hitting arrow right (which goes to the next
> main menu) and then arrow left.  Perhaps some lynx stype
> navigation would improve this?

Not easy to do.  Patches are welcome.

> I also tested it on the console.  Works the same.
> Thank you very much, Gregor

Thanks for testing.

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