> On a similar train of thought because it might be the same "helper", mc is
> supposed to exit when you press F10, but here on ubuntu that pulls down a
> windows menu, a totally worthless operation from what you expected, so you
> grab the mouse and click on the f10 button at the bottom right of the mc
> screen, and gnome then pops up its *^%#$ nanny and asks "are you sure?" If
> that nanny worked for me, she would have been so fired years ago.
Don't use Terminal, use lxterminal or xterm.
Regain the F10 key for mc: Start Terminal, select the third drop down menu/tab
from left (should be edit, on my german version its "bearbeiten" ), select
"settings" or "preferences", select the fourth tab from left ("shortcuts" ?)
and activate the last selection on that tab, should be "deactive Menu
shortcut (default is F10)".
For all F-keys in MC you can use ESC and the corresponding number in MC, e. g.
ESC 0 for F10.