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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:kismet-2010-07-R1 GUI: escapes seems to be unbound
Date:02:48:10 20/09/2010

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> kismet-2010-07-R1 GUI: escapes seems to be unbound; it's specially annoying when one wants to leave a menu with no action taken.
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Generally you want to use ` or ~ for that, because ncurses, when working properly, will soak escape for up to about a second waiting for the rest of a multikey escape sequence.

You're running into the manual escape sequence handler for trying to fix broken terminals/ncurses (OSX is guilty of this combination) where it sends an escape sequence but ncurses doesn't interpret it, even in keypad mode.

There's a workaround in SVN which sets a timer and generates a fake key event to force an escape character, but you'll still hit a second delay on any working system. ` and ~ are instant since they're not used in the multikey sequence.

> Also, on kismet-2010-01-R1 ALT+K activated the menus; now it doesn't. It isn't according to the docs supposed to happen but I find it more intuitive.

I don't know what alt-k is on your keyboard/system, it must be mapped to escape.


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