Re: Some keys are not properly recognized in Konsole/xterm

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 07:03:40PM -0500, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Feb 2010, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> >anyway, some useful features would be tabs, clickable urls and proper
> It's been configurable for "clickable urls", for highlighting for a few
> years.
i suppose you mean the multi-click options. so let's see. to use it in a
way even remotely resembling just clicking urls in emails (like it would
do in any graphical mail reader), i have to:
1) find out that i can do that at all. the man page doesn't contain the
term "URL" once.
2) write a regexp matching urls
3) have some process which leads from a selection to opening a browser.
klipper to the rescue! yay! even more regexps!
or maybe a global shortcut with khotkeys to pop up a new empty browser
window i could paste the url into? i can't decide - both options are
*so* appealing ...

arguably, somewhere between 0) and 1), you lost that "user friendliness"
idea frank was mentioning ... ;)

> Spawning off a web-brower only seems like a good idea until you
> see it in action.
right. that's why all graphical muas lack that feature ... ;)

as far as i'm concerned, it would be sufficient if url hovering and
clicking would work only when ctrl is held down. oh, wait - that already
pops up a menu which does its best to induce rsi by requiring me to hold
down the mouse button while i navigate it. next idea then ...

> >config dialogs (imagine - most people don't like reading man pages).
> most of gnome's users are subliterate, agreed.
i'm sure that to switch gears in your car/bike you always lean down and
operate them directly - after all, appropriate controls anywhere near
the console are clearly meant for illiterates.

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