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Re: Bug#729660: ITP: xemacs21 -- highly customizable text editor

On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 01:30:01PM +0100, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> I have yet to see someone who does. I'm a long-time emacs user
> and so are many of other developers I work together with and everyone
> I know of who uses emacs as their primary editor doesn't use X11
> support, you just don't need it in most cases. emacs is powerful through
> it's keyboard shortcuts and you are much more efficient and
> faster when using them as opposed to navigating through the
> menus with your mouse.

I've been trying (and failing) to get back into using Emacs for ten
years. However back when I did (before I learned and switched to vi)
I used to use graphical mode exclusively, for three reasons: better
colour support (I guess mostly addressed now); non-fixed width font
support; finally, some keyboard shortcut combinations I wanted to use
aren't supported in terminals (variations on alt/ctrl tab iirc)

Mouse and keyboard combined are a very rich UI, one does not need to
limit oneself to pointing and clicking on menus with a mouse to use
it effectively.

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