[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.

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

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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