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Re: Howto install `alt'-key as meta key??

From: Kevin Dziulko
Subject: Re: Howto install `alt'-key as meta key??
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 09:23:27 -0400 (EDT)

Try this:
Start emacs, and go to the *scratch* buffer.  Type C-q and then press the
alt key. Something like ^[OC will get displayed.  Write that sequence
down.  Then add a line in your .emacs file.  It will look like this:

(global-set-key "\e[OC" 'event-apply-meta-modifier)

Where the [OC is what ever got displayed when you pressed the alt key,
minus the ^.

Also note that if you are running on MS Windows, the alt key activates the
pull down menus, so alt may not be a good choice if running on Windows.

Hope this helps.


On Thu, 12 Sep 2002, Y.R. de Boer wrote:

> Dear reader,
>  At the moment my meta key is the escape button, I would like this to be
> the alt button.
>  How would I do this?
>  With kind regards,
> Ytsen.
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