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Re: inconsistent DELETE key behaviour

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: inconsistent DELETE key behaviour
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 15:23:41 +0200 (IST)

On Tue, 23 Oct 2001, Laurent Wacrenier wrote:

>  I'm using Emacs 21.1 on X window and on terminal modes.  I've noticed
> the DELETE key behaviour a changed but on window system only, even
> running emacs with the -q option :
>   - on terminal mode, DELETE erases the character backward
>     (as any Unix terminal application does)
>   - on window mode, its erases the character forward

Indeed.  This is intentional: most people who work on X want the current 

> As my .emacs is used on Emacs 20 too, I'm using this workaround :
>  (and
>    window-system
>    (functionp 'normal-erase-is-backspace-mode)
>    (normal-erase-is-backspace-mode nil))

This is the correct customization if you want to turn the new behavior 

Thank you for your report.

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