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Re: Key bindings proposal

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Key bindings proposal
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 01:19:39 +0200

On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 1:09 AM, Chong Yidong <address@hidden> wrote:
> Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:
>> I think the Alt key is far more important.
> Why is it any more important than on any other platform?  Practically no
> one uses a keyboard with separate Alt and Meta keys anymore, so it makes
> sense to translate the alt key to a Meta event, as we do on GNU/Linux.

I really think you know:

- Alt-TAB is very important, at least on w32. It switches application
(or rather application level window).
- Alt+Letter (or Alt and then Letter) is used to open menus.

The Window key is of course also important, but:

- The most common use of it is to open the Start Menu. You can do that
with Ctrl-Esc too, at least on w32.
- Also, on other platforms Emacs commonly seem to bind the Windows key.
- On other platforms it is often used

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