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Re: Bug#18581: ae writes ^M's at every newline

On 25 Feb 1998, Sven Rudolph wrote:

> Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> writes:
> > >      A less serious, but annoying, problem with the current version of
> > > ae is that only function keys are used to control the program.
> > > Earlier versions allowed one to use either ^R or F3 to read a file, ^W
> > > or F4 to write a file, and ^C or F10 to exit.  The loss of the control
> > > keys is a major annoyance for those of us who were brought up on
> > > control keys.  I suggest that future versions have both the control
> > > keys and the function keys in the distribution key bindings.
> > > 
> > There is an even better reason to do this. In an xterm most window
> > managers "usurp" the first 4 function keys, making it impossible to save a
> > file in an xterm.
> So these window managers are broken! Which window managers are doing
> this? I didn't find such problems with fvwm and fvm95.
Actually I'm not sure that it really is the window manager doing this. I
got a report about F1 thru F4 not working in an xterm, and when I went and
tried it (using olvwm) I got the same results. I have been unable to
locate where these key bindings are taking place, so I'm not sure that it
is, in fact, the window manager that is at fault.

I suspect that "poor" choices for control keys could result in these
"binding clashes" as well.


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