Re: Odd arrow keys and speak current character behavior with MinTTY under Windows Subsystem for Linux
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Well, I’ll take a peek and see if I can make any sense of it.
As for why, I find myself in WSL, mSYS2 and Cygwin depending on the task I am trying to do or testing. It would be helpful to have a consistent terminal for them all and MinTTY is the closest I know of. Regarding using Cmd console, it doesn’t work in ways needed for anything that prompts for a password in the Cygwin-style. So, ssh, svn and “native git” will fail horribly and hair loss is soon to follow.
I’m actually a Linux guy trying to adapt to developing on Windows and for Windows. Thus, I keep running back to UNIX-like land when my blood pressure gets too high. *smiley*
The WSL standard terminal (basically Cmd but not quite) has an accessibility bug and will not respond to ALT+spacebar to open the system menu. I couldn’t turn on cut and paste until recently because my object navigation skills in NVDA reached a level I could find the system menu in the terminal UI object structure and get the mouse over there and simulate a left lick on it.
Now if I could figure out why the terminal audible bell doesn’t work for any minty (WSL, MSYS2 or Cygwin)…
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Tony Malykh
Sent: Sunday, December 20, 2020 10:40 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Odd arrow keys and speak current character behavior with MinTTY under Windows Subsystem for Linux
If you would like to debug this yourself, you can probably start with class Terminal - defined in NVDAObjects/behaviors.py.
But also, just curious, why can't you use normal command prompt if things are working fine there? If I remember correctly MSYS can run in command prompt.
On a side note, I have been suffering from poor editing experience in command line too, mostly over ssh connections, soI have been thinking about an add-on that would provide a better way to edit command in command line - it will try to identify current text in command line and open it up in a fully accessible edit box, then after editing it will update it back in the command line. So whenever I have some free time, I'll work on this.
On 12/9/2020 9:59 AM, Dan Miner via groups.io wrote: