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Re: Key bindings proposal

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Key bindings proposal
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 00:55:05 +0200

On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 11:26 PM, Uday S Reddy <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 8/5/2010 9:33 PM, Óscar Fuentes wrote:
>>> I can momentarily depress Alt to activate the menubar.
>> Nope. Have you some setting in .emacs for that? It doesn't work with
>> emacs -Q (nor I'll appreciate that behavior.)
> Good guess! I was wondering the whole afternoon.  Setting
> w32-pass-alt-to-system to t does the trick.
> The manual says:
> Emacs compiled as a native Windows application normally turns off the
> Windows feature that tapping the <ALT> key invokes the Windows menu. The
> reason is that the <ALT> serves as <META> in Emacs. When using Emacs, users
> often press the <META> key temporarily and then change their minds; if this
> has the effect of bringing up the Windows menu, it alters the meaning of
> subsequent commands. Many users find this frustrating.
> You can re-enable Windows' default handling of tapping the <ALT> key by
> setting w32-pass-alt-to-system to a non-nil value.

This does not work when sticky keys are enabled.

It does however in my patched Emacs. (Starting from "emacs -Q" and
just setting w32-pass-alt-to-system to t.)

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