Re: Menu access in Xemacs
>>>>> On 28 Jul 2003 17:22:41 +0200, Bernhard Kleine <email@example.com> said:
Bernhard> Hallo, I use xemacs21.4-6 on two different debian woody
Bernhard> machines. Both have been installed from the same debian
Bernhard> mirror. the apt/sources.list files are equally identical
Bernhard> since the second one is a copy of the first one. Updates
Bernhard> are also the same.
Bernhard> I have now noticed some strange behaviour: While I can use
Bernhard> the alt-key to access the menu items like File Edit View
Bernhard> Cmds etc ( the F of file, the E of edit, the V of View
Bernhard> etc. are underlined), I fail to use this shortcuts on the
Bernhard> second machine. Since I have copied the init.el and the
Bernhard> custom.el files from one machine to the .xemacs directory
Bernhard> in my home directory, I cannot understand, why the same
Bernhard> program runs differently on two machines.
Bernhard> I have also checked the /usr/bin/xemacs /usr/bin/xemacs21
Bernhard> links and it happened that one machine runs xemacs21-mule
Bernhard> while the other one runs xemacs21-mule-canna-wnn. Starting
Bernhard> the program without the links by typing the long file names
Bernhard> did not change the access to the menu items.
Bernhard> When I changed options->menubars-"alt/meta selects menu
Bernhard> items" and saved the changed options to custom.el, nothing
Bernhard> Any help appreciated since I would be glad to avoid the
Bernhard> mouse as much as possible
My best bet is that the key you are using on the two machines is
sending different key codes. On each machine run "xev" (from an xterm
so you can see its output). Put your mouse pointer in the little
white box that pops up and press the alt/meta key you are expecting to
be the same. Look at the xterm for the output from xev. Compare and
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