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bug#14736: 24.3; "Insert" key results in question mark mouse cursor and


From: Alan Third
Subject: bug#14736: 24.3; "Insert" key results in question mark mouse cursor and does not send a keyboard event
Date: Tue, 31 May 2016 21:41:10 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.93 (darwin)

Kumaran Santhanam <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mac OS X, the "Insert" key on external keyboards is mapped to
> "Help". Therefore, when the "Insert" key is pressed, the mouse cursor
> turns into a question mark and the key is not passed to Emacs to
> process. This is problematic because users may have keybindings from
> Linux and Windows that make use of the "Insert" key.

Confirmed as still present in Emacs 25.

Is there some use for the "help" key and question-mark pointer?

Interestingly, it looks like on recent Apple keyboards "insert" is
replaced with fn instead of help.
-- 
Alan Third





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