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Re: S-tab translated to C-y on a mac?

From: hazlup
Subject: Re: S-tab translated to C-y on a mac?
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2010 09:50:09 -0700 (PDT)

Are you running emacs from the command line, possibly with -nw. or from the
application launcher?

I've used "installed" emacs on Macs just fine, including recently in a shell
(ssh connection from my laptop).  I suspect something mac-simple is in the

Daniel Pittman wrote:
> G'day.
> I have recently needed to run Emacs 23.2 on a MacOS-X host, and have hit a
> behaviour that I don't quite understand.  Specifically, Shift-Tab is
> translated into Control-y, resulting in a "yank" operation.
> Poking around I see a few bits and pieces relating to this, mostly seeming
> to
> sit in the realm of VT100 translation and the like.
> Since a quick search couldn't turn up, for me, an easy answer or an
> understanding of the multiple layers of translation here (and given it is
> more
> or less time for bed) I am asking your help:
> Where should I go looking to most quickly cut through this morass and
> understand what is translating my respectable C-tab into an unwelcome C-y?
> Regards,
>         Daniel
> -- 
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