This page's goal is to illustrate a tricky problem of emacs (or me?) I'm struggling with. See my post in the news group 'gnu.emacs.help' (e.g. here http://groups.google.com/group/gnu.emacs.help/browse_frm/thread/4530c523dddf37dc#).
Any help to remove the 'menu' in the minibuffer are warmly welcomed! (email@example.com)
When I start emacs (version 22.1) on a solaris 5.10 machine it always shows a kind of a dropdown selection box in the minibuffer. When I click on "..ish/European ]" in the minibuffer a little window popups and let me choose what I suspect among different input coding systems (see picture).
The annoyance is that any minibuffer message are hidden by this menu. So, whenever I do a M-x I don't see what I'm typping as the message is displayed above the 'menu'. I first have to manually resize the minibuffer.
When I select for example the 'Lookup' entry I get the following submenu:
Selecting now 'p - Arrows' the following menu appears that lets me insert brrows characters by selecting in the menu: