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Re: short cuts

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: short cuts
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 14:03:07 +0200 (IST)

On Sun, 9 Dec 2001, =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Anders Gr=F6nlund?= wrote:

> The problem is that it is impossible to use due to either it's lack of or 
> ridicilous short cuts. I do not want to be rude, but the fact is that it has 
> ruined my right arm. This is  because I have to use the mouse for all the 
> simple things I have to do frequently, like browsing/moving between files in 
> the buffer. Instead of using just ctrl tab, F8, or alt + nr, which works so 
> good in other editors

Emacs predates most of these other editors, and has a large group of 
devoted users who are used to the default bindings.  It would be insane 
for Emacs to change the default bindings now, when Alt-n etc. are already 
taken for other useful commands.

However, nothing should stop you from redefining theses keys as you see 
fit, since all key bindings in Emacs are customizable.

> I either have use the f***** mouse or use the following,
> ridicilous combinations of short cuts: "ctrl x ctrl b" + "move up/down with 
> ->"
>  + "ctrl x o" + " ctrl x 1".

Why not simply "Ctrl-x b"?  If you don't remember the buffer you want to 
switch to, press `?' and Emacs will pop up a list of buffers; then just 
type the name of the one you want.  In many cases, just hitting RET is 
all you need, since the suggested default is what you'd want.

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