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Re: Quit help for someone new to Emacs

From: Mark H. David
Subject: Re: Quit help for someone new to Emacs
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 11:25:55 -0800
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It's a good idea. You probably have to say type C-g C-g first, since they might 
be in a mode that will not interpret C-x C-c correctly if they've, say, typed 
C-x. Someone wrote that there's a menu bar, but what if they're in a terminal?
----- Original message -----
From: Zhu Zihao <address@hidden>
To: address@hidden
Subject: Quit help for someone new to Emacs
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019 7:37 AM

Well, it's not a joke. I found Vim will give a hint for new user how can they
really quit Vim when they try to press "C-c".

I know there's detailed message in splash screen describes that how to quit. But
if a new user use Emacs to open a file directly(e.g. run "emacs .bashrc" in
bash). They can't see this useful message.

For Emacs, "C-c" is preserved for user bindings. So it's always empty for a
Emacs without any user configuration. IMO, it maybe useful to pop a message
"Press 'C-x C-c' ('C-' means Ctrl-) to quit Emacs" in echo area when someone hit
"C-c" frequently. And no doubt that this feature can be controlled via a Lisp

What's your opinions?



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