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Re: C-l while in menu?

From: Pavel Janík
Subject: Re: C-l while in menu?
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 16:40:59 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/21.2.50 (i386-suse-linux-gnu)

   From: Ben Wing <address@hidden>
   Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 03:42:44 -0700

   > you guys are so X-centric in your thinking.  there is no other key in
   > Windows, really.  people *always* expect the Alt key to traverse to menus,
   > and it's no exception here.

I agree here. People really expect Alt key (ie. Emacs' Meta) to pop-up the

   > as i said before [but it got purposely chopped off], most of the shadowed
   > keys are available elsewhere -- M-f is also Ctrl-right, M-b is Ctrl-left,
   > M-v [the View menu] is Next, etc.  Furthermore, those arrow/cursor-key
   > bindings are more intuitive, and more standard, than the old-style Emacs
   > bindings.

What is standard? How do you move backwards by words in bash? I use
M-b. I use the same in Emacs. It is standard for me. Sorry.

I think it will be very hard to tell what should be done here. New users
expect current Meta key to be the accelerator modifier. Old time users
expect current Meta key to be used as the binding for most used
operations. I do not use accelerators in any application so far, so I have
nothing more to say.
Pavel Janík

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