[Pkg-mc-devel] [Bug 194155] Re: mc and gnome-terminal, F10 key conflict

mgoldey 194155 at bugs.launchpad.net
Fri Dec 17 05:18:12 UTC 2010

For the benefit of anyone who finds this looking for advice on getting
Gnome to pass function keys to an application:  another solution is to
use the mouse and click on the F10 label.  This works in HTOP, for

It also helps to use the built in help -- e.g., HTOP accepts "q" as a
substitute for F10 generally -- but it's had to RTFM using Gnome
terminal, because Gnome hijacks F1, too, and brings up a system help
window.  There doesn't seem to be any way to turn that interception off.
Even if the Keyboard Shortcut for desktop help is changed from "help"
(btw, my keyboard doesn't have a "help" key; does yours?), the terminal
application still intercepts F1.

I would file the F1/F10 issue as a partly-addressed design problem w/
Gnome Terminal, rather than as a bug.

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  mc and gnome-terminal, F10 key conflict

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Bug description:
  Binary package hint: mc

mc and gnome-terminal do not cooperate on the F10 key.

I launch mc in a gnome-terminal window. The F10 key should act with mc, but drops the file menu in the gnome-terminal. F10 in midnight commander is the Exit function.

When I call the Exit function in mc via the "other means", Exit works properly.
I press Esc + 0.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Feb 21 23:33:54 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
Package: mc 1:4.6.1-8ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: mc
Uname: Linux silex 2.6.24-8-generic #1 SMP Thu Feb 14 20:40:45 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

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