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Re: Bikeshedding go! Why is <M-f4> unbound?

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Bikeshedding go! Why is <M-f4> unbound?
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 02:46:49 +0100

On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 2:01 AM, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
>> M-TAB ... does not work on w32 if you have META on the
>> Alt key - which is default and actually the only reliable
>> choice in the current (unpatched) Emacs.
> Lennart, you keep saying that here and there.
> But you've never backed up that claim, AFAICT.

Yes, I think have with references to the documentation on ms site.
(But don't ask me where, it was quite a while ago.)

> Here's a typical example (see also the two followups for your complete claim):
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-gnu-emacs/2010-03/msg00063.html
> You keep telling users that they cannot use `M-TAB' on Windows, but it is 
> simple
> for a user to have `M-TAB' (as well as `ESC TAB') be handled by Emacs on
> Windows.

I must say I am surprised that it seems to work, at least sometimes.
It is not guaranteed to work, but it might work much more often than I
expect. However try this procedure:

   emacs -Q
   M-e:   (w32-register-hot-key [M-tab])
   f1-c M-tab

This starts the windows Alt-Tab application switching.

Now go back to the Emacs instance and try "f1-c M-tab" again. Now it works.

Something seems out of order here, but you are anyway right in that it
kind of works and probably is useful. But it is not guaranteed to

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