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Re: Control key vs arrow keys

From: Lute Kamstra
Subject: Re: Control key vs arrow keys
Date: 05 Sep 2002 23:06:02 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

"gamaz" <address@hidden> writes:

> I was wondering what is the reason for the preferred use of the
> control key as against keyboard's arrow key?

Do you mean the use of C-f to go one character forward?  I think it's
a relic of the time when keyboards did not have arrow keys.  Now, most
keyboards do and you can also go a character forward with the right
arrow key.  Quite a number of people still use the C-f variant since
the control and the f key are usually closer at hand.


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