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Re: I can't use Alt+Shift

From: 郭晓峰
Subject: Re: I can't use Alt+Shift
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:00:22 -0800

Maybe something below is useful:
- Make sure your terminal or GUI transfer the key to the place you run
emacs. To confirm this, you can use "showkey" in console-tools for
terminal, or "xev" in X.
- If it is transferred, make sure you can see the same "scan code" in
emacs, with "Ctrl-h l", which will show you latest keyboard strokes.
- If you can see the strokes in emacs, make sure it is combined with
the emacs keymap. "Ctrl-h b" will show you all the mapping. "M-right"
or "M->", I am not sure which one you like, should be combined with
the key.
- In the end, make sure <M-right> is combined with some emacs
interactive function.

Hope I didn't miss anything here, and hope the hints are helpful to you.

Best Regards,

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 6:43 AM, Peter Dyballa <> wrote:
> 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 work...
> --
> Greetings
>  Pete
> Without vi there is only GNU Emacs

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