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Re: Using the `Win' key as `Ctrl' in Emacs?


From: Rob Walker
Subject: Re: Using the `Win' key as `Ctrl' in Emacs?
Date: 17 Jun 2004 02:31:54 -0700

Xiaoyong Jin <address@hidden> wrote in message news:<address@hidden>...
> Hi, all!
> 
> I'm now learning to use Emacs and I got a problem about keyboard
> layout that my Compaq notepad only have one `Ctrl' key on the left
> and which is so aweful that emacs use a lot of key bindings with
> the `Ctrl' key.
> 
> What I want is using the useless `win' key on the right.  Could
> some one tell me how to do this?
> 
> I now use the xmodmap program to turn the Super_R key to the
> control group.  And it can be use under most programs under X but
> Emacs.

What about something like:

  (define-key key-translation-map [?\s-c] [?\C-c])

in your .emacs - this rebinds super-c to control-c. I don't use
xmodmap, so you may need to use something different instead of [?\s-c]
- use M-x describe-key to find out what.

Rob


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