Commit aa929821 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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"Graphical display", not window system.

(Stuck Recursive): Minor clarification.
parent 5f4d6585
......@@ -158,14 +158,14 @@ erasure key}. In Emacs, it is supposed to be equivalent to @key{DEL},
and when Emacs is properly configured for your terminal, it translates
that key into the character @key{DEL}.
When Emacs starts up using a window system, it determines
When Emacs starts up on a graphical display, it determines
automatically which key should be @key{DEL}. In some unusual cases
Emacs gets the wrong information from the system. If the usual
erasure key deletes forwards instead of backwards, that is probably
what happened---Emacs ought to be treating the @key{DELETE} key as
@key{DEL}, but it isn't.
With a window system, if the usual erasure key is labeled
On a graphical display, if the usual erasure key is labeled
@key{BACKSPACE} and there is a @key{DELETE} key elsewhere, but the
@key{DELETE} key deletes backward instead of forward, that too
suggests Emacs got the wrong information---but in the opposite sense.
......@@ -213,7 +213,7 @@ customize the variable @code{normal-erase-is-backspace}: the value
@key{DEL}, and @code{nil} specifies the other mode. @xref{Easy
Customization}.
With a window system, it can also happen that the usual erasure key
On a graphical display, it can also happen that the usual erasure key
is labeled @key{BACKSPACE}, there is a @key{DELETE} key elsewhere, and
both keys delete forward. This probably means that someone has
redefined your @key{BACKSPACE} key as a @key{DELETE} key. With X,
......@@ -226,7 +226,7 @@ you simply remove it now.
@subsection Recursive Editing Levels
Recursive editing levels are important and useful features of Emacs, but
they can seem like malfunctions to the user who does not understand them.
they can seem like malfunctions if you do not understand them.
If the mode line has square brackets @samp{[@dots{}]} around the parentheses
that contain the names of the major and minor modes, you have entered a
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