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Re: Why does the tutorial talk about C-n/C-p etc?

From: Alexey Veretennikov
Subject: Re: Why does the tutorial talk about C-n/C-p etc?
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2016 21:28:07 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.91 (darwin)

+1 from me. I never ever used C-[bfnp]. First of all they spread all over the
keyboard and were chosen because of mnemonics, not ergonomics. Second is
it is arguable what it is better to press 2 keys(Ctrl+something) instead
of just one (just arrow key).

Of course it is a matter of taste, but at least emacs allows one to
globally bind these keys to something else for those who don't
use it.

Yuri Khan <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 10:03 PM, Kaushal Modi <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The tutorial states the below:
>> -----
>> You can use the arrow keys,
>> but it's more efficient to keep your hands in the standard position
>> and use the commands C-p, C-b, C-f, and C-n.
>> -----
> That is only true on keyboards where the arrow cluster is far away
> from the home position.
> On my keyboard, the arrows are reachable just by curling the right
> hand two rows down. Some newfangled keyboards put arrows directly on
> the IJKL keys + modifier (see, for example, keyboard.io). Both
> arrangements are more ergonomic and more reliable than C-[bfnp] (for
> one, the latter do not work with non-Latin keyboard layouts).
> So, +1 for demoting C-[bfnp].


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