gnome-terminal and xterm conventions
Posted Jun 4, 2004 23:39 UTC (Fri) by paulj
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to terminal emulators
I have to say gnome-terminal is really really good, only terminal that comes close to xterm and the UTF-8 handling is really good, thanks to GtkTextWidget (I guess). However, that damn widget is also it's biggest problem - the GNOME people refuse to change the behaviour for right-clicks to take standard xterm convention into account, so instead of right-click behaving as $DIETY intended and changing the end-of-selection point, it brings up a damn GTK cut/copy/paste context menu.
Also, changing gnome-terminal key mappings is completely non-obvious, indeed I havnt found a way yet. Though thankfully most of the default key-bindings are unobtrusive, however I havnt found how to reconfigure them (Sun ship gnome-terminal with pageup/pagedown bound to scroll up/down, no obvious way to change it).
If it werent for those things, the right-click issue in particular, i'd switch from xterm to gnome-terminal.
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