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Re: buffer management in emacs

From: despen
Subject: Re: buffer management in emacs
Date: Sat, 08 May 2010 10:06:55 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Sean Sieger <> writes:

> writes:
>     > Not if you have to move your hands from the home row and look at the
>     > keyboard to type it (IMHO).
>     Control isn't on the home row.
>     Even using the left pinky on the control key,
>     the x and b keys aren't that easy to reach.
> As with the use of <Shift> in touch typing, one uses the `opposite' hand
> to type the modifier:  Right hand little finger types <Ctrl>, the left
> hand ring finger, `x' and index finger, `b'.  And in fact, I think I
> remember being taught not to `hold' modifier keys, but type them with
> each character to be modified.

Yep, sorry.  Meant to say right pinky.

As far as holding the modifier keys, for ^x^b it works when I hold
down control (right control) and I certainly wouldn't want to add
another 2 movements to the process.

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