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Usage issues with multiple-key keybindings #644

madduck opened this Issue Feb 10, 2017 · 1 comment


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madduck commented Feb 10, 2017

Consider a keybinding such as meta-d-meta-g

This has a number of consequences:

  1. meta-d by itself has become inaccessible
  2. Once I pressed meta-d, there is no way for me to undo that, i.e. I have to press another key, which then gets swallowed
  3. There is no UI-feedback here

All of the above lead to situations where it's quite easy to get Irssi to do something you didn't intend.

Please consider the following proposals:

  1. Provide UI indicator that shows the current buffer if a multikey-binding is in the process of being triggered
  2. Allow e.g. ESC to clear that buffer. This might just be a bindable action so that it's configurable (e.g. escape_multikey)
  3. Time-out if a complete sequence isn't entered within $configurable seconds, which has the same effect as escape_multikey.



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dequis commented Mar 21, 2017

@dequis dequis closed this Mar 21, 2017

@dequis dequis removed the WIP label Mar 21, 2017

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