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Re: How to find commands run by menu?

From: J. David Boyd
Subject: Re: How to find commands run by menu?
Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 13:44:43 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.1299999999999999 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (cygwin)

kj <address@hidden> writes:

> Is there any way to determine the exact command that gets run when
> one invokes a particular menu item?
> TIA!
> kynnjo
> P.S.  Here's why I want this.  It's a bit convoluted.  For mysterious
> reasons, the latest version of Emacs on my system does not offer
> any "print region" commands when run in X11 mode (these commands
> do show in the File menu, but are permanently disabled, irrespective
> of whether a region is defined or not).
> I determined that if instead I run Emacs in text mode, now the
> menus do offer the "print region" commands.
> But I don't want to run Emacs in text mode.  Therefore, I want to
> be able to execute *while on X11 mode* the same commands that get
> triggered when I choose (in text mode) one of the "print region"
> commands from the File menu.  Make sense?
> I thought that the desired commands would be ones like ps-print-region,
> but the ones I've guessed produce different-looking printed results
> from those obtained by using the menus under text mode, and I prefer
> the latter by far.  Therefore, I have to conclude that using the
> menus does something more than just calling, say, ps-print-region.

C-h k, then place the mouse on the appropriate menu item.

When I do C-h k, then work my way down to the 'Postscript Print Buffer'
item, and release the mouse button, emacs tells me that the function is

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