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

Paul Maier
Sun Jul 22 00:28:00 GMT 2012

> >>> 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?
> yes - I can reproduce it.  Actually once I was made aware of the issue,
> I could see in my mind where the problem might lie.  But I just verified
> it since you reminded me (on one of my Linux machines).
> My idea about the problem is that since xterm has setup translations
> (which capture the input) on more than one widget (without appearing to
> address this special case), that it might be that there's a better point
> in the widget to attach the translations to.
> This was discussed a little late in the #277 cycle to want to hold that
> up, so I had in mind to spend some time investigating a solution for it
> during #278.

Hi Thomas,

I would like to report, that above problem still exists.
I tested against xterm-281.


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