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forward-page binding and page-movement doc [was: Deprecated C-x bindings
forward-page binding and page-movement doc [was: Deprecated C-x bindings]
Mon, 12 Feb 2007 08:03:27 -0800
> > The following bindings were marked as deprecated in Emacs 20:
> > C-x / (point-to-register-compatibility-binding)
> > C-x j (jump-to-register-compatibility-binding)
> > C-x x (copy-to-register-compatibility-binding)
> > C-x g (insert-register-compatibility-binding)
> > There are equivalent bindings in the C-x r map, which is
> > the logical place for register commands.
> > We might want to use these keys for more interesting
> > things in the future, so now (before the release) would
> > be a good time to reclaim them.
> Thanks. I have removed those bindings.
BTW, for after the release, I wonder if we shouldn't also free up `C-x ['
and `C-x ]'?
1. They are not particularly handy for repeated movement (except via `z z
2. `C-s C-q C-l' (`C-s C-s...') is quicker for repeated movement among
pages. (I always use that.)
3. The use of `C-u C-]' is good, to move forward N pages, but that's
probably almost as useful without any binding (using `C-u M-x
Just a thought.
Independent of this, I think the Emacs manual should explicitly mention
(remind people of) `C-s C-q C-l' (`C-s C-s...'). It mentions using `C-q C-l'
to insert a page break, but it doesn't mention searching for page breaks.
This should be obvious, but a reminder wouldn't hurt.