GNOME and the way forward
Posted Aug 18, 2005 14:10 UTC (Thu) by ajross
In reply to: GNOME and the way forward
Parent article: GNOME and the way forward
I think the poster was a little confused. The ^K behavior he
describes for OS/X is identical to the one I see in FC4's 2.10
gedit. The other complaints are about the lack of GNU Emacs's
selection and copy behavior, which have never been traditionally
part of "emacs keybindings" (e.g. the Motif widgets didn't
support them either), which actually predate the GNU program by
quite a bit.
The collision between the window keybindings and the emacs ones,
though, is a good point. I have the emacs cursor movement keys
in my synapses and they (^P ^N, ^F, ^B) tend to have very
surprising effects when they get sent to non-emacs windows.
Maybe someone could hack at the event precedence so a text field
with focus can intercept them selectively, as part of the theme?
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