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Re: global-bind a function key

From: Glen Stark
Subject: Re: global-bind a function key
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:56:51 GMT
User-agent: Pan/0.139 (Sexual Chocolate; GIT bf56508 git://

On Wed, 20 Feb 2013 08:29:16 +0000, Glen Stark wrote:

> Hi.
> I feel like this should be really simple but I'm having a hard time
> anyway.
> I'm using emacs 24.2.1
> Following the instructions here:
> emacs_497.html
> I have the following line in my .emacs file:
>       (global-set-key [f5] 'convert-include-type)
> (convert-include-type is a function of my own definition).
> If I evaluate the above lisp expression I get no errors, but pressing
> the F5 key produces the message "<SunOpen> is undefined", which is
> apparently the default keybinding for F5.
> If I run "global-set-key, f5, convert-include-type" from the minibuffer,
> everything works as expected.
> I tried a couple other syntaxes for keybinding an f5 key that I found on
> the web, but so far I have had no luck.  Can someone help me out?
> Thanks,
> Glen

First, thanks for everyone who took the time to reply.  I read them.

Second, I apologize for wasting your time.  I had the Flock key on my 
keyboard disabled, which I didn't discover until I tried to use f3 to 
define a macro.  

I feel quite silly now, it's unbelievable how much time I wasted on that.

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