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Re: Emacs bindings in other programs


From: John
Subject: Re: Emacs bindings in other programs
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 00:15:51 -0000
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On Oct 26, 12:33 pm, YSK <address@hidden> wrote:
> [...] getting all other
> programs in my Linux PC to work with Emacs keybindings (particularly
> the navigation ones, C-e, C-a, C-n, C-p, C-k).

I know what you mean. Frequently I go from Emacs to, say, Firefox, and
accidentally hit Emacs keys causing FF to try and print pages, open
new windows, select all, and so on. Actually, for FF, there's an
extension called Firemacs that might be interesting.

Anyhow, I think this is part of the reason there's so many tools
written for use within Emacs. For example, you mention your Java-based
mail client: you might have a look at Emacs' built-in email client
"rmail" as a possible replacement which would allow you to use the
familiar Emacs key combos. I'm guessing the EmacsWiki has info on many
such replacement elisp apps.

Regarding OO.o, the only thing I can suggest is that you look into
alternatives that allow you to edit raw text. For example, you could
try Plain TeX or LaTeX. Or maybe use some generic markup format for
your docs, like reStructuredText ("reST"), asciidoc, Perl 6 Pod,
Markdown, etc. With reST, there's a rst2odt.py tool to convert to OO.o
document format (though it's still fairly new).

---John



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