[elinks-users] Shift-Tab, move-link-prev

Kalle Olavi Niemitalo kon at iki.fi
Wed Jul 9 01:35:56 PDT 2008


"David Collins" <davidcollins001 at gmail.com> writes:

> One is I cannot get shift-tab to do move-link-prev, infact the shift
> and ctrl modifiers do not work with tab. Alt works, but I don't want
> to use this as it will totally mess with my head when I move between
> computers/OSs/browsers. Is there a way to make this work?

Which terminal and ELinks version are you using?
ELinks 0.11.3 recognizes the ESC [ Z sequence that xterm sends
for Shift-Tab, and binds it to frame-prev by default.
http://bugzilla.elinks.cz/show_bug.cgi?id=772

If your terminal sends something else, ELinks does not recognize
that automatically.  We should eventually change ELinks to read
the keyboard escape sequences from terminfo, where the "kcbt"
(back-tab key) capability seems to usually correspond to
Shift-Tab.

ELinks does not currently support Ctrl-Tab, and there is no
terminfo capability for that either, so any support for that key
combination would have to be implemented in terminal-specific
code.  Xterm with the default settings sends just a TAB character
for that so ELinks cannot detect that Ctrl-Tab was pressed.
That can be changed with the XTerm.vt100.modifyOtherKeys resource
but ELinks does not yet support the resulting strings.



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