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Re: Help producing the Alt modifier

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Help producing the Alt modifier
Date: Mon, 05 May 2003 08:10:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Alexander Nikolov <address@hidden> writes:

> I think that my problem is relevant to the subject of this thread so
> I'd post it here.  Does anybody have any clues as to why my Alt key is
> working fine as a Meta modifier within X but does not trigger any
> action within Emacs on the terminal. ESC is working both ways, but is
> somewhat inconvenient.  I'm interested id ESC can be modified in such
> a way that it acts _e_x_a_c_t_l_y like a Meta key.

Type M-x (not ESC x) in the terminal, then C-h l.  What do you see?

Which terminal are you using?  For example, xterm and konsole need
mutually exclusive configuration of the Alt/Meta key, so it's
impossible to make it work for both in the same session.  (It works
if you use different keys.  But I prefer to use the same key
always -- the key to the left of the space bar should be Meta,
regardless of what's printed on it.)

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