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Re: Alt vs Meta

From: Michael P. Soulier
Subject: Re: Alt vs Meta
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 18:42:54 -0500
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On Thu, Dec 13, 2001 at 01:54:54PM +0100, Mats Aigner wrote:
> Hello!
> When running X, I have both an Alt and a Meta key. For various 
> reasons I would like Emacs to treat the Alt key as Meta, and either 
> ignore the Meta key or treat is as Alt. Is this possible?
> (I don't want to change any keybindings with xmodmap. Other 
> applications more or less determine which keybindings to use, and I 
> figured it would be easiest to change Emacs behaviour only.)

    I find that this adds functionality, and does not subtract it

! Rebind keys to permit Alt key to be Meta in Emacs.
clear mod1
clear mod4
keycode 115 = Alt_L
keycode 64 = Meta_L
keycode 113 = Meta_R
add mod1 = Meta_L Meta_R
add mod4 = Alt_L

    I'm using IceWM, and I can still use Alt the way I always do. It just
happens to be Meta in Emacs as well now. 


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