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Re: keypad.el wierdness in CVS emacs?

From: Kai Grossjohann
Subject: Re: keypad.el wierdness in CVS emacs?
Date: Sat, 01 May 2004 11:44:57 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.2 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Robert Mecklenburg) writes:

> I'm running a recent cvs emacs and the keypad keys act strangely when
> shifted:
> C-h c                 ;; describe key
> <S-kp-7>              ;; shifted kp-7
> 7 (translated from <S-kp-7>) runs the command self-insert-command

If there is no binding for S-<foo> where <foo> is a function key, then
Emacs will use the binding for <foo> instead.

This means that just doing

(global-set-key (kbd "S-<kp-7>") 'forward-char)

will change what C-h c S-<kp-7> will do!

Why does Emacs do such strange things?  So that people can hit C-f
even if CapsLock is on.


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