Re: backspace-delete problem
- From: Tom <mailaccount200001 yahoo com>
- To: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- Cc: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: backspace-delete problem
- Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2001 21:14:07 -0800 (PST)
--- Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com> wrote:
> It interacts with the "swap backspace/delete" option
> somehow. If you try all four possible combinations
> you might get what you want...
No such luck. The "Delete generates DEL/^H" doesn't
seem to do anything with "Swap Delete/Backspace"
unchecked. Both keys send Backspaces.
> I have "Swap delete/backspace" checked and "delete
> generates del/^h" unchecked, and I get DEL for
> backspace and ^[[3~ for delete. This is the Right
> Thing as documented at
> which is sort of the de facto Linux standard anyhow.
I don't care what Debian does. I need the Backspace
key to send a Backspace (^H) (easy to do, but I can't
seem to get the Delete key to send a Delete).
> I started a flamewar about the dumbness of these
> options and the UI for them at the time they were
> added. ;-) A possible UI improvement might be:
> -- Terminal workarounds -----------------
> | ESC [3~
> | Backspace key sends: [ASCII DEL]
> | ^H
> | ASCII DEL
> | Delete key sends: [ESC [3~ ]
> | ^H
That seems much clearer than the present situation. Of
course, you still have to get it to work. :)
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