2167Re: [emacs-nxml-mode] C-Return no longer working in
- Sep 8, 2013On Sep 8, 2013, at 18:15, Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@...> wrote:
> M-tab works to 'tab' between Windows on MS Window and Linux?It depends on where you put your meta key.
> I guess it doesn't on Mac?
True Emacs lovers have that on CMD, and in OSX CMD-TAB switches applications in a way that is somewhat similar to the MS-Windows window switcher. So I have to type M-TAB as ESC, TAB.
(Other Mac users use the ALT key as Meta, e.g. in the default configuration of Aquamacs, and those won't have a problem typing M-TAB. But then they can't type any 3rd or 4th level keys — for the troglodytes that still live in an ASCII world, that may be fine, however.)
> From the original nxml-mode readmeSounds very reasonable to me; that's why I now have those lines in my .emacs.
> "The traditional GNU Emacs key combination for completion in a buffer
> is M-TAB. However, many window systems and window managers use this
> key combination themselves (typically for switching between windows)
> and do not pass it to applications. It's hard to find key combinations
> in GNU Emacs that are both easy to type and not taken by something
> else. C-RET (i.e. pressing the Enter or Return key, while the Ctrl key
> is held down) is available. It won't be available on a traditional
> terminal (because it is indistinguishable from Return), but it will
> work with a window system. Therefore we adopt the following solution
> by default: use C-RET when there's a window system and M-TAB when
> there's not. In the following, I will assume that a window system is
> being used and will therefore refer to C-RET."
I haven't gone to the trouble finding the checkin that removed the C-RET binding, which is why I only could speculate about the reason.
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