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Re: Binding C-i without losing <tab> functionality


From: jeep
Subject: Re: Binding C-i without losing <tab> functionality
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 22:29:24 -0700 (PDT)
User-agent: G2/1.0

On Oct 25, 3:02 am, Andreas Politz <address@hidden> wrote:
> jeep wrote:
> >> 1. Don't translate tab into C-i.
> >> (define-key function-key-map [tab] nil)
> >> 2. Swap the meanings of tab and C-i.
> >> (define-key key-translation-map [9] [tab])
> >> (define-key key-translation-map [tab] [9])
> >> 3. Bind tab (which is now actually C-i)
> >> (global-set-key [tab] 'isearch-forward)
>
> > I really do appreciate the help and I'm sorry that I'm being a bit
> > dense, but I want to understand this.
>
> > This works for what I want to do, but I still don't grok it. I
> > understand all the steps, but now... if I want to reassign the tab
> > key, how would I go about doing that? Everything I try seems to fail,
> > just like it did before for C-i. I've been reading info for hours now
> > and I understand a lot more about emacs, but this still bothers me.
>
> > Thanks a lot.
> > -JEEP
>
> What are you doing and what doesn't work ?
>
> -ap

Sorry, I don't recall what I was doing wrong, but I managed to figure
it out. I guess I just needed a day to let things soak in.

Thanks!
-JEEP


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