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Re: ESC key experience with new MacBook Pro?

From: Jorge Morais Neto
Subject: Re: ESC key experience with new MacBook Pro?
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 22:23:25 -0200

On 12 December 2016 at 13:37, Skip Montanaro <> wrote:
> This is only peripherally related to Emacs, but as I've been using
> Emacs since the dawn of time and for some reason never really learned
> to press the Alt key, my Emacs Alt key usage has always been dominated
> by use of the ESC key. I thought some of my fellow Emacs tribe members
> would have some input.

I use a non-Apple notebook and it has an ESC key.  However, I believe I have a
very useful tip for you: "C-[".  For Emacs that key is equivalent to ESC.  I
use it frequently, because it is often easier to type than ESC.  For example,
to repeat complex commands, C-x C-[ C-[ is easier to type than C-x ESC ESC.  In
fact, I often prefer "C-[ *" to "M-*".  For example, I prefer C-[ C-i to C-M-i.


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