Re: XEmacs use 'Alt' as 'Meta'
I just use xkeycaps to redefine the keys.
Check dselect for it. Am I following this thread correctly?
On Sat, Mar 18, 2000 at 04:55:23PM -0800, email@example.com wrote:
> I've been rather fighting the inconsistancies myself. I might get to
> fixing up console someday.
> Oh yeah, there's something called ICCCM which xemacs follows under X which
> among other things describes a method (IMO the Right Way) to
> consistantly read and interpret keypresses.
> Basically (going from memory)
> Apps like Enlightenment and gnome seem to assume that any key that
> generates "mod1" modifier is ALT
> ICCCM apps like xemacs assume that the "shift" keys that generate ALT_L
> and ALT_R with the same modifier bit, said bit not shared with any other
> "shift" keys, is ALT.
> Also assumes that the "shift" keys that generate META_L and META_R with a
> dictinct modifier bit (doesn't matter exactly WHICH modifier bit) is META.
> I mean, you can map SHIFT_L and SHIFT_R to use "mod1" and Eterm will
> suddenly decide that pressing "SHIFT+R" will be ALT-R.
> People in general don't seem to care, at least not the last time I brought
> up the subject. See the list archives and the bug system.
> Heh, maybe I'll make a proposal in my spare time, if I could get at least
> one official developer to back me. This is on my list of peeves.
> Beiad Ian Q. Dalton
> On 18 Mar 2000, Brian May wrote:
> > >>>>> "Sean" == Sean 'Shaleh' Perry <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Sean> On 16-Mar-2000 Joseph A. Martin wrote:
> > >> Hello, I feel like this should be a simple thing to do, but I
> > >> haven't been able to figure it out so far. I want XEmacs to my
> > >> Left Alt key as the Meta key. It works like that when I am
> > >> running XEmacs from the console. However, if I run XEmacs from
> > >> XWindows ESC is my meta key and Left-Alt is not recognized by
> > >> XEmacs. What do I need to change to have XEmacs in XWindows use
> > >> Left-Alt as the Meta key?
> > >>
> > Sean> if you have one, the windows key is bound as meta.
> > Is it possible to use the windows key as meta in XEmacs for text mode
> > sessions? I don't like this inconsistency... Some combinations work,
> > others don't. Tested:
> > text mode console: alt --> meta
> > gnome-terminal: alt --> meta
> > xterm: windows --> meta
> > --
> > Brian May <email@example.com>
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