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Re: Remapping navigation Keys in EMACS

From: Rishabh Jain
Subject: Re: Remapping navigation Keys in EMACS
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:11:20 -0400
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Hi Stephan,

Thanks for the tips. I'll look up the ergoemacs. Using the 'o' and 'u' (or q, r for WASD map) makes sense. That might be better. The mouse sits on my right side, which is another reason why, the remapping was to keep the left hand open for any other commands. But, glad to know it works.



On 4/11/2017 4:07 PM, Stefan Huchler wrote:

keychords are no real good idea, I use a modal mode (xah-fly-keys) and
there a jkli binding is active.  (I even bound other stuff on the arrow
keys :) ).

But you dont have to use Ctrl for it. Also ergoemacs mode is a worth
looking there also this jkli is there. word wise you use u and o and so

Hope that helps you.


I think using right hand keys for that makes sense, cause you probably
dont use mouse and arrow keys at the same time. either you scroll with
the mouse or the keys but not both. so if you use the mouse for lets say
scrolling, you have other commands on the left hand at the same time.

Rishabh Jain <> writes:


I'm just starting up with EMACS, and am curious if anyone has mapped
their navigation keys (C-f,b,p,n, etc) to WASD format (like games do
for navigation). If you have, please share your experience as well.

W - up, A - left, S - down, D - right

Here's how I want to remap:

  * C - (a,d) -> character wise left and right
  * C - (w,s) -> line wise up and down
  * M - (a,d) -> word wise left and right
  * M - (w,s) -> paragraph wise up and down
  * C - M - (a,d) -> (sentence wise left, right)
  * C - M - (w,s) -> (move current line up/down)

My biggest concern is that if this remapping would really impede my
EMACS experience in time - for eg. using packages, etc. At this time,
I'm about 1 week old user, and primarily code in Python, and Matlab,
and work regularly in Latex. For the last reason, I'm really looking
forward to using org-mode.

Thanks again for taking the time,



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