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Re: Once again: alt as my meta key

On 2017-02-09 15:38 +0200, Teemu Likonen wrote:

> Bob Bernstein [2017-02-09 01:27:09-05] wrote:
>> I then can enter startx and arrive in my desired icewm X desktop, I can
>> then launch an xterm and, in it, jed, or emacs. But only Esc-x on the
>> keyboard produces the wanted M-x prompt these editors.
> To control that meta key feature in XTerm add the following line in your
> ~/.Xresources file:
>     XTerm*metaSendsEscape: true
> then you must either restart your X session or type "xrdb -merge
> ~/.Xresources". In XTerm you can also toggle that feature by pressing
> Ctrl and left mouse button and select "Meta Sends Escape".

Another possibility is to use the resource

XTerm*eightBitInput: false

Probably we should change the default for one of these.  See the lengthy
discussion in bug #326200[1].


1. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=326200

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