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Re: Enabling Transient Mark Mode by default

From: Lennart Borgman (gmail)
Subject: Re: Enabling Transient Mark Mode by default
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 00:22:18 +0100
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Miles Bader wrote:
"Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden> writes:
M-SPC seems to be trapped by this window manager (metacity) so it may
not be a very good binding for a lot of people (since metacity gets many
of its keybinding cues from windows, I'd also check whether windows
traps that)...
Windows does not trap M-SPC but Alt-SPC. But, yes, it will be a problem
on w32 too as long as Alt is use for Emacs META.

Er, well, the concept of "M-" is often kind of fuzzy at a WM level
(since keyboards generally don't say "Meta" anywhere), but yeah, many
WMs seem to trap key bindings that may be what Emacs thinks of as

And I was wrong/unclear: Alt-SPC is not trapped, but the use of Alt-SPC interfere with the use it has in all other w32 GUI programs I know: Alt-SPC activates the "system menu" (which is the menu that is opened if you click the upper right corner of a w32 window). This is used for maximize/restore/minimize/close so it is pretty important IMO.

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