Two issues with Xwin

Thorsten Kampe
Wed Aug 29 09:49:00 GMT 2007

* Ronald Fischer (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 10:20:18 +0200)
> > Thorsten wrote:
> > I have two issues that I've been experiencing for quite a long time:
> > 
> > * using a terminal and a shell I often have to enter Enter or Tab
> > twice to get the desired effect. How come?
> At the time the OP had just mentioned the problem, I thought that indeed
> the differences could be cygwin related: When I run my X11 rxvt (from
> startxwin.bat), different dot files in my home directory are sourced
> than when I start a shell from the command line (outside X). There is
> no mystery about this and has to do with the rules according to which
> the shells (bash, zsh,...) read their dot-files.
> But in the last mail, the OP said he has ONLY one dot-file, i.e. .zshrc,
> (meaning it will be read in every interactive shell, be it login shell
> or not) AND he is using zsh in both cases, AND he has no settings
> related to
> completion, AND still completion works in a different way in both cases.
> To track down this mystery, I think it is worth digging down what other
> configuration files (besides those in $HOME) might affect zsh. Since
> I am not that big an zsh expert, and since no other posting so far
> (unless
> I missed one) gave any information about zsh, I think it was a
> reasonable advice to post this issue to the zsh mailing list as well -
> don't you think so?
> > Fine,
> > they COULD have different zsh binaries sourcing different environment
> > files, but it's far more likely that Cygwin/X is misbehaving than that
> > Thorsten somehow managed to find a zsh binary that sometimes eats the
> > enter key.  
> As for the enter key, you are right. In his first posting, Thorsten
> mentioned the "Enter or Tab" key "on the first try". Since both keys 
> are used in the context of completion, I guessed it was a completion 
> issue - and  Thorsten at least did not directly contradict this.
> You seem to suggest that he meant that in *every* usage of enter
> and tab, the first one has been eaten? If this were the case, it
> would indeed change the picture, and maybe Thorsten could clarify
> this issue.

It's not Zsh that's eating my Enter (or Tab) key but X (or maybe the 
terminal emulator). It doesn't happen all the time but "often". I 
can't find any pattern in this.

Sometimes I think that I'm just stupid and don't press that Enter key 
hard enough but that can't be the reason. Why would Konsole require 
the Enter key to be pressed "harder"?!

I'm using Konsole (either via X forwarding or the Konsole Cygwin exe) 
so I don't whether it happens with other terminals. I don't use Rxvt 
under X because I looks very ugly and I can't make it display my 
preferred font (Dejavu Mono).


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