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Re: basic question: going back to dired


From: Chris McMahan
Subject: Re: basic question: going back to dired
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 08:37:30 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (windows-nt)

Juan Manuel Menéndez Bellón <address@hidden> writes:

> --- El jue, 31/7/08, Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> escribió:
>
>> > I find C-x C-c really easy.
>> 
>> I don't find any control key combo "easy".
>> Perhaps I would find them a bit easier if I did the usual Caps Lock /
>> Ctrl switch, but I suspect it wouldn't be much of a difference.
>
> Of course, I'm not sure how it will feel for you, but I find it to be a
> very big difference. That switch moves the Ctrl key from a position that
> is unreachable with normal typing position and a fairly normal keyboard,
> to a position in the home row. You pass from needing to shift your whole
> arm to needing a minor pinky shift.
>
> I use Control more often than Caps Lock (by orders of magnitude, I'm
> sure), so I rather have the former in the home row.
>
> Best regards,
> -- 
> Juanma

I must agree wholeheartedly with Juanma. Until I remap the caps-lock
to control, I'm basically useless in Emacs. Once the change is made,
however, I can touch type and move around in emacs without even really
thinking about it. It becomes much easier!

- Chris

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