bugGNU nano - Bugs: bug #57393, showing ^_ in the help lines is...

 
 

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bug #57393: showing ^_ in the help lines is not... very good

Submitted by:  Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Submitted on:  Tue 10 Dec 2019 06:48:14 PM UTC  
 
Severity:  2 - Minor Status:  Fixed
Assigned to:  Benno Schulenberg <bens> Open/Closed:  Open

Sat 22 May 2021 02:56:02 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Addressed in git, commit d1957819, by showing ^- when on a Linux console and ^/ otherwise.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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Wed 12 May 2021 02:33:13 PM UTC, comment #1: 

On Sakura (on NomadBSD) both Ctrl+- and Ctrl+_ reduce the font size of the terminal (and both Ctrl+= and Ctrl++ increase it).  So showing ^_ there is really unhelful.  Showing ^/ would be better.  Plus: on a FreeBSD console, ^/ still does a Goto-Line and does not become ^? (backspace).  So... let's bite the bullet?

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue 10 Dec 2019 06:48:14 PM UTC, original submission:  

In its two help lines, nano shows: "^_ Go To Line".  But on most terminal emulators, typing Ctrl+- (the underscore key without Shift) reduces the font size of the terminal.  This is somewhat unexpected, because all other Ctrl keystrokes can be typed without holding Shift.

On terminal emulators, ^/ is equivalent to ^_, so why not show ^/ in the help lines instead?  And on a Linux console, show ^-, because it looks better, and we show M-- too (for symmetry with M-+) and not M-_ (althought the latter might be a bit clearer).

So, the proposal is: instead of ^_, show ^- when running on a VT, and ^/ otherwise.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.

 

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2021-05-22 bens StatusNone => Fixed
    2021-05-12 bens Assigned toNone => bens
        Summaryon most terminal emulators, Ctrl+- reduces the font size => showing ^_ in the help lines is not... very good

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