Re: Off-topic: Making ALT be the META key
"David R. Kohel" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Did anyone come up with a solution to this one?
> Is this controlled by emacs of X keymapping (or both)?
> I had the same problem (with emacs) until it spontaneously corrected
> > I recently installed XEmacs, and would like to have it recognize my ALT
> > key as the META key (which I thought was supposed to be the default, but
> > isn't on my machine). I played around with xmodmap some, but didn't
> > accomplish anything useful. This is an i386 platform, so the HP fixes for
> > it won't help :) Thanks.
I think it's configurable in the XF86Config file. In mine there are this
# To set the LeftAlt to Meta, RightAlt key to ModeShift,
# RightCtl key to Compose, and ScrollLock key to ModeLock:
# RightCtl Compose
# ScrollLock ModeLock
By default, all lines were commented out. Uncomment the first one (the second
is for german keyboards, I think) and try out, if it works.
Hope it helps Joachim
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