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Re: xterm [menu] key definition

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: xterm [menu] key definition
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2021 09:59:05 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>     ** 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,

OK, I'll add it.

> but it keeps silent about the main part: what and where is that "Menu"
> key on a modern keyboard?

A few problems here:
- I'm not sure it's relevant to this change, actually.
- I don't know where such a key might be.
  I don't have one on any of my keywords, AFAICT.
  My best guess from souvenirs of seeing other keyboards is that it'd be
  the key that is labeled with something that looks like a drop
  down menu?  Wouldn't that description be kind of tautological?
- If the keyboard is properly configured, I'd expect the user reading
  the NEWS file is the person best positioned to know where the `Menu`
  key is.


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