Re: [code] how to find the meta key?

From: Simon <simonhf.att.gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 May 2013 11:55:20 -0700

On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 11:43 AM, Robert <rob.g.att.web.de> wrote:
>
> On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 8:28 PM, Simon <simonhf.att.gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 11:17 AM, Robert <rob.g.att.web.de> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi Simon,
> >>
> >> On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 7:57 PM, Simon <simonhf.att.gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > I've tried running TAN using SecureCRT, terminal, and plain old
xterm,
> >> > all
> >> > on Ubuntu 12.10. I've tried every combination of shift, ctrl, and alt
> >> > for
> >> > Meta-c, Meta-M, and Meta-Space. Nothing seems to work. Is this a bug
or
> >> > why
> >> > is it so difficult? How can I find out what TAN thinks is the Meta
key
> >> > combination?
> >>
> >> in the default terminal on Ubuntu 12.10 'Alt' as curses meta key works
> >> for me. You could uncomment the print-statement in core/keys.lua
> >> (http://foicica.com/hg/textadept/file/e70a0b51f36b/core/keys.lua#l243)
> >> and check the output.
> >> Meta(alt)-c gives
> >> 99 nil false false true nil
> >> for me.
> >> So 'alt' is true. Printing this will make your curses window look
> >> weird of course.
> >
> > First thing I noticed is that my line 243 looks different. I used the
> > following instructions to install [1]. Are they correct?
>
> Ah, I pointed to the latest hg version, sorry.
> The installation instruction at the link point to 6.3, the current
> version is 6.6 beta. Since you don't have any legacy customizations it
> should be safe to use the latest version. (It's textadept-curses now,
> as it works with other curses implementations as well.)

Got it and am now playing with the latest version.

> > However, I found the same line on line 227 in my (older?) version of
TAN and
> > uncommented it and after pressing alt-c I get:
> > in xterm: 27 nil false false false false
> > in terminal: 99 nil false false true false
>
> So, 'terminal' looks correct at least... have you tried other key
> combinations, like alt-n?
> You can open multiple files, e.g.
> textadept-curses FAQ.md CHANGELOG.md
> in the directory where the binary is and then should be able to switch
> between buffers with 'alt-n'.

All works in terminal but not in xterm. And not in SecureCRT due to
SecureCRT snaffling the alt- key presses.

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Simon
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Received on Fri 17 May 2013 - 14:55:20 EDT

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