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Re: xterm [menu] key definition

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: xterm [menu] key definition
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2021 09:55:24 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>
> Cc: spacibba@aol.com,  juri@linkov.net,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2021 18:41:59 -0400
> > Yes.  Which is why I wouldn't recommend touching it with a 3-mile pole.
> I took it as a dare and thus pushed Ergus's proposed change (duly
> decorated with a bit of the story behind it).

It would be nicer if you asked first, FWIW.

> It's true that it may break someone's habits somewhere but I think the
> new binding at least has the virtue of having a documented justification
> for it, and it may prove beneficial to a few other users.
> Given the amount of discussion it raised, it feels like it deserves
> a NEWS entry, yet when I tried to write it I ended up with:
>     ** The escape sequence '\e[29~' in xterm is now mapped to 'menu'
>     Xterm sends this sequence for both 'F16' and 'Menu' keys.
>     It used to be mapped to 'print' but we couldn't find a terminal
>     that uses this sequence for any kind of 'Print' key.
> which seems so obscure that I'm not sure it's more helpful than harmful.
> Opinion?

Always good to have that, but it keeps silent about the main part:
what and where is that "Menu" key on a modern keyboard?

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