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


From: Christopher
Subject: Re: Scrolling *backward* in a non-active window
Date: 12 May 2003 19:21:04 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

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).
> 
> -- 
> Barry Margolin, address@hidden
> Genuity Managed Services, a Level(3) Company, Woburn, MA
> *** DON'T SEND TECHNICAL QUESTIONS DIRECTLY TO ME, post them to newsgroups.
> Please DON'T copy followups to me -- I'll assume it wasn't posted to
> the group.

Thank you very much. I did not occur to me to take the second dash to
mean that I should actually hit the "-" key. (Duh).


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