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Re: Scrolling *backward* in a non-active window


From: Peter Lee
Subject: Re: Scrolling *backward* in a non-active window
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 22:16:16 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.1001 (Gnus v5.10.1) Emacs/21.3 (windows-nt)

Barry Margolin <address@hidden> writes:

> In article <address@hidden>,
> Christopher  <address@hidden> wrote:
>>David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>>
>>> Christopher <address@hidden> writes:
>>> 
>>> > I know that you can scroll forward in a non-active window by using
>>> > C-M-v, but is there a way to scroll that window backward?
>>> 
>>> M-- C-M-v
>>> 
>>> -- 
>>> David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
>>
>>I'm not sure what the two dashes following the first "M" mean.
>>C-M-v means that I'm holding down all three keys at the same time, but
>>precisely what action is signified by the "M--" preceding it?
>
> M-<char> means hold down Meta while pressing <char>, so M-- means hold down
> Meta while pressing "-".  C-M-v takes a numeric argument telling it how
> many screens to scroll.  If it's negative, it goes the other direction, and
> the minus sign is the way you give a negative argument (leaving out the
> number defaults to 1).

C-M-V works for me.



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