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Re: Help producing the Alt modifier


From: Marco Parrone
Subject: Re: Help producing the Alt modifier
Date: Sat, 03 May 2003 11:41:42 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

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Bijan Soleymani <address@hidden> writes:

> In emacs "alt" doesn't really do much of anything. This is what my
> (limited) experience with Sun keyboards has shown me (they have
> seperate alt and meta keys). Most PCs lack a meta key so emacs uses
> "alt" as "meta".

That's the point, you can add keybindings with prefix `A-<something>',
without the risk to conflict with the standard keybindings.

But you can use `C-c <something> ...', or `H-<something>' or
`S-<something>' too.

> Ctrl and Meta are the standard modifiers in emacs.
> 
> Btw I don't know if this helps, but when I set my keyboard in XFree86
> to be pc104 instead of pc101, I get "windows keys" as meta and alt as
> alt in emacs.

It is also useful to exchange them using xmodmap, I've done this after
reading about xmodmap here and it's just more confortable, so you can
let the fingers type "automatically" without having the troble to hit
A- instead of M- when you enter in X and vice versa when you come back
to the tty.

- -- 
Marco Parrone - address@hidden
www.autistici.org/marc0
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