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Re: I can't use Alt+Shift

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: Re: I can't use Alt+Shift
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:43:41 +0100

Am 17.1.2012 um 13:36 schrieb Daniel Sousa:

> When I run C-h k and press that key combination, emacs simply ignores it
> and doesn't even say that it is undefined.

Correct! In every software terminal emulation GNU Emacs is the guest of this 
software product. When its host is not able to receive or distinguish the 
signals about the keys being pressed (or released), then the host cannot send 
anything to its guest. (You might try to teach your terminal emulation a bit 
more key events.) So GNU Emacs does not receive anything. To check what it 
might receive you can press, for example in *scratch* buffer, C-q and then some 
desired key combination. By this means you record anything the host programme 
sends to its guest GNU Emacs. You can also type C-h l, which shows a recording 
of what you typed. Or actually of what GNU Emacs received from your keyboard 



Without vi there is only GNU Emacs

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