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Re: Find bindings for all modes

From: Tim Johnson
Subject: Re: Find bindings for all modes
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:19:05 -0800
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* Robert Thorpe <> [141029 07:11]:
> John Mastro <> writes:
> > Tim Johnson <> wrote:
> >>    I'd like to use C-j as a prefix key.
> >>    Note: I have limited mobility in my hands and always have the
> >>    control key to the left of my "A" key.
> >
> > I wanted to do something similar in order to have a general-purpose
> > prefix key on the right hand side of the keyboard. (I strongly prefer to
> > use opposite hands for the modifier(s) and they keys themselves. So
> > `C-c` or `C-x r` are fine, but I'm not a big fan of e.g. `C-x o`.
> I'm not sure I understand John Mastro & Tim Johnson are trying to
> achieve here.  However, there are a few keys that are much less trouble
> to use:
 Robert, I'll note several things first.
 1)I am new to terminal mode (need it for ssh connections to my main
 machine from netbooks)
 2)I have a limited knowledge of emacs.
 3)I do not work in a team environment
 4)I have limited movement in my hands and painful arthritis in my
 thumbs, thus I seek quick sequences and short reaches.
 Functionally, my hands are semi-crippled.
 5)I use a happy hacker keyboard on my mac, where the control key is
 in the same place as the caps lock on convention keyboards and I
 set up all my other computers with caps lock and control swapped.

> * C-' C-# C-. C-, C-; C-=.
> Undefined by default.
  These are not available in console mode in my OS and
  configuration in terminal mode.
  I used to use C-; as a prefix in gui mode and loved it!

> * C--, C-1, C-2,..., M--, M-1, M-2, ....
> These are duplicates.  If you like you can use one set of them and
> redefine the other.  Notice that C-4 & M-4 are almost useless since
> in most circumstances they do the same thing as C-u.
  C-digit sequences are not available in my configuration on this OS
  and terminal mode.

> * M-o.
  Yeah, I could use C-[ o
> This isn't very useful unless you use enriched-mode.
> * M-s.
  Yeah, I could use C-[ s
> The existing M-s prefix key doesn't have very much in it.  Eventually the
> Emacs maintainers will put more in no-doubt, but until then you can put
> a few things in it.
> * C-c X.
> This is left as the default user-defined prefix key.
  I'm glad you brought that up. From
  I didn't know that C-c x was available in that fashion. Thanks, a
  do you have URLs or Help for further docs on this?

> Some of these don't work in terminals, I don't know which ones because I
> don't use terminals.
  See above ... 
  I will (tentatively) be using C-j, C-l, C-o, C-s, C-t, C-u and C-]
  as prefix keys for keymaps. The original bindings (I hope) have
  been resolved. I realize that this is highly unorthodox but see
  note 4) and note 3) ...
  Because I'm using keymaps and prefix keys - alterations should be
  easy. Along with C-c x, I note the C-x j and C-x C-j are undefined
  in my setup. But, again, see note 4) ...
  If my hands were in the same shape as the rest of me, it would be
  a whole different story.

  Thanks for the tip on C-c x.
tim at tee jay forty nine dot com or akwebsoft dot com,

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