AW: AW: AW: AW: Can't paste text or type blind keys when mouse is out of the window

Paul Maier
Sun Oct 30 23:04:00 GMT 2011

>>>> It seems to be somehow related to the xterm's --enable-toolbar configuration
>>>> (which is turned on in the cygwin package).  If I rebuild xterm with that
>>>> disabled, the problem goes away, and I can also reproduce the problem on F15
>>>> under twm if I build xterm with --enable-toolbar there (which is not enabled
>>>> in the distro supplied package)

>> The main difference with the toolbar configuration is that xterm's using a
>> form to contain the toolbar and the vt100 window.  The buttons take care
>> of themselves, but that area to the right of the buttons is dead.
>> To make it somewhat friendlier, xterm adds the actions used for the vt100
>> window (except for the ones related to the mouse) to the toolbar area.
>> I omitted the mouse-related ones since it seems that they'd interfere with
>> the menus.  I also did the same for the scrollbar widget (since keystrokes
>> there used to be lost - it would seem that you could reproduce your
>> problem also by looking at the behaviour around the scrollbar).

> > yes, with mouse over the scrollbar the problem is reproducable.

> > The problem here is, when running vi in an xterm and the mouse slowly (unnoticed)
> > moves over the scrollbar or out of the xterm, and you want to jump to mark "a,
> > you need to enter `a, that is in keystrokes

> I'll experiment to see if I can reproduce this effect with my environment.
> thanks for the detailed explanation.

Hi Thomas,

yes, I'm talking about dead keys = compose sequences.

Was it possible to you to reproduce it in your environment? Typing dead key ` apostrophe 
then press letter "a" while the mouse pointer is over the scrollbar area of an xterm?

Please let me know in case you need more information or in case you want me to run
some test.

Thank you very much for looking into this.


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