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Re: Key bindings proposal

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Key bindings proposal
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 16:01:09 +0200

On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 3:48 PM, Uday S Reddy <address@hidden> wrote:
> Lennart Borgman writes:
>> You can not override Alt-TAB so that you can use it to switch w32
>> windows is because ms has decided it to work that way.
>> However in Emacs META-TAB is frequently used for completion functions.
>> That can not work on w32 (and with some other window managers if I
>> understood it correctly).
> Indeed, I have gotten used to doing ESC-TAB for completion, which is a
> bit of a chore I admit.  Ok, so, it is quite useful to remap the
> Windows key but it doesn't seem criticial.

You can not use ESC-TAB if you are using Viper. (Which I and many others do.)

So it is critical.

>> >I can momentarily depress Alt to activate the menubar.
>> Can you? Please give more details.
> I was trying to recall if I did anything special to get it but
> couldn't.  So, I looked up O'Reilly's Windows XP in a Nutshell.  It
> says under "Keyboard Accelerators",
> "In any any window that has a menu, press the Alt key or the F10 key
> to active the manu bar, and use the cursor keys to move around.  Press
> Enter to activate the currently selected item or Esc to cancel."
> Then it goes on to talk about using Alt+letter to go directly to
> a particular menu.
> What I can't do in Emacs is the latter.  I can't press Alt+F to go the
> File menu.  In Firefox/Thunderbird, I can.  To me personally, that is
> not a big price to pay.  You might think otherwise.

I can either press Alt and then F to open the file menu. Can you?

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