[Pidgin] #17306: Suggestion for FAQ/wiki page Using Finch

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Wed May 16 00:43:52 EDT 2018

#17306: Suggestion for FAQ/wiki page Using Finch
 Reporter:  stars        |      Owner:  kstange
     Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
Milestone:               |  Component:  webpage
  Version:  2.13.0       |   Keywords:
 In Finch, commands using the meta (alt) key are pretty important. But, in
 Finch (unlike some other unix programs, but that's not a problem), and in
 the default way xterm is set up on multiple OSes, those commands don't
 work. I suggest the following question and answer be added to the list:

 Commands using the meta/alt aren't working in Finch: how do I solve this?

 If you're using xterm, enable Meta Sends Escape. This can be done by
 control-leftclicking within your xterm window, moving the cursor down to
 Meta Sends Escape, and then letting go of the left mouse button. Meta
 (alt) will now work in Finch.

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/17306>
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