• F-keys no longer accessable inside XFCE console

    From Martin Gregorie@21:1/5 to All on Thu May 20 00:45:23 2021
    Has anybody run into this issue recently?

    I'm running xfce4-terminal 0.8.10, having recently migrated from Fedora
    32 to Fedora 33. All was working well until my last dnf update last
    Friday, when Function keypresses suddenly stopped being visible to
    applications running in xfce4-terminal.

    I first noticed this during the weekend when using when microemacs 4.00,
    my preferred editor in a local xfce4-terminal session a couple of days
    ago, and have just used a local copy of 'codes' to confirm that programs running under xfce4-terminal 0.8.10 are simply not being sent anything
    when a function key is pressed. In case you're wondering, I've had
    microemacs configured to use F-keys for stuff like F1=Search, F9=save and F10=exit for at almost 30 years and its worked correctly on a number of
    systems ranging from various Unices, OS/9 and Windows to Linux - until

    'codes', if you haven't seen a copy, simply echoes keystrokes to the
    console, using hex for any keystroke that generates unprintable output,
    e.g. ^G is echoed as ". = 7 0x07 (Bell)".

    If you've seen this issue, I'd appreciate knowing what workround you used
    to get xfce4-terminal 0.8.10 to send F-key output to the program its
    running. I've just been looking through the XFCE documentation but can't
    find any references to this problem mentioned, despite the XFCE settings
    editor looking as if it should be able to change these settings. However,
    no documentation I've been able to find describes how to make it do so.

    Martin | martin at
    Gregorie | gregorie dot org

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