Bug 142999 - Backspace key is not properly mapped
Summary: Backspace key is not properly mapped
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: vte   
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Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Tomáš Bžatek
QA Contact: desktop-bugs@redhat.com
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Reported: 2004-12-15 17:17 UTC by Brad Smith
Modified: 2015-03-03 22:27 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-20 13:26:20 UTC
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Description Brad Smith 2004-12-15 17:17:58 UTC
Description of problem:
According to mutt's builtin help ('?'), the backspace key should
scroll up one line. Instead, the user gets a "key not mapped" error.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open mutt and view an email
2.Press the Backspace key
Actual results:
Key Not Bound

Expected results:
Scroll up one line

Additional info:
Enter still works as expected (scroll down one line)

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-12-15 22:05:49 UTC
Backspace is *probably* generating delete. Under what sort of terminal
is this?

Comment 2 Brad Smith 2004-12-15 22:20:58 UTC
$TERM is xterm. I'm using gnome-terminal with the default settings.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2004-12-15 22:27:09 UTC
What is 'backspace key generates' set to in your profile (see:

Comment 4 Brad Smith 2004-12-15 22:35:25 UTC
It was indeed set to "ASCII DEL", but since I hadn't changed this
setting I assume it's a RHEL4 default. Setting it to ^H causes mutt to
work as expected. I guess this is something that needs to be sorted
out with the gnome-terminal maintainer. 

Comment 5 Patrice Guay 2005-03-22 21:29:03 UTC
I had the same problem while using emacs and vim from the console. In emacs,
backspace == delete. In vim, backspace is producing two white space.

Comment 6 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 13:26:20 UTC
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