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Re: CUA mode???

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: CUA mode???
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 02:34:05 +0100

On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 12:15 AM, Xue Fuqiao <address@hidden> wrote:
On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 7:38 AM, Lennart Borgman
<address@hidden> wrote:
>> Also, didn't cua-mode already `fix' this:
>> http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/CUA-Bindings.html
>> Though that brings me to something that's been bugging me since someone
>> first told me (last year) that cua-mode had actually gone into emacs:
>> my recollection from the early 1990s was that the CUA keystrokes for
>> cut, copy, and paste were *not* C-x, C-c, and C-v; but rather
>> S-delete, C-insert, and S-insert (respectively). These were the
>> keystrokes that I remember using in Windows at the time, and
>> what I've also been using in Emacs and other applications in X11
>> since about that time, and even what I used in applications on
>> Mac OS X when I needed to use it just a couple of years ago.
>> Wikipedia seems to agree with my memory rather than what's in the Emacs
>> manual:
>>     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_User_Access
>> Did the CUA spec actually change to use C-x, C-c, C-v at some point, or
>> is Emacs cua-mode mistaken about which standard it's implementing?
> Ah, so you mean that cua-mode was also badly named in Emacs in should be
> renamed? ;-)

Eli said that there's more than one interpretation of CUA:


Yes, but here is the important point from that page:

"The subset of CUA implemented in Microsoft Windows or OSF/Motif is generally considered a de facto standard to be followed by any new Unix GUI environment."

Using the Alt+underlined letter to open a menu is still a problem in Emacs. (I have, or had, a patch for that, but it was never accepted.)

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