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Re: Key bindings proposal

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Key bindings proposal
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 00:29:55 +0200

On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 12:22 AM, Chong Yidong <address@hidden> wrote:
> Uday S Reddy <address@hidden> writes:
>>> It's not essential, but I really appreciate having Meta on the outside
>>> (where my little finger can press it).  It's also nice in X because of
>>> the number of window managers that willy-nilly steal Alt for their own
>>> use.
>> I agree.  After having thought about for a day, I realize that it is a
>> perfectly logical thing to map Windows keys to Meta.  It is wasted
>> keyboard real estate otherwise.
> No, this is too idiosyncratic to make it the default.
> Even for non-default usage, putting Emacs in charge of the Windows key
> seems unacceptable.  This is the domain of the operating system.

I think the Alt key is far more important.

> Doesn't the Windows world have some equivalent of `xmodmap'?  That's the
> conceptually correct way to handle this.

No really. It tries to standardize instead (and I believe it got it
huge user base from that).

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