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Re: Emacs does not recognise the shift key as a modifier.


From: Kai Grossjohann
Subject: Re: Emacs does not recognise the shift key as a modifier.
Date: 10 Sep 2003 06:54:31 -0700

Tom Oswald <address@hidden> wrote in message news:<address@hidden>...
> When I press Control+H followed by k to get help regarding commands 
> associated 
> with keys.  Then subsequently pressing <Shift>F3, emacs only presents the 
> command, if any, associated with F3, not <Shift>F3.  It does not understand 
> the 
> F3 was pressed while holding down <Shift>.

That's a feature.  That way, you can type C-f (say) even when
Caps-Lock is enabled, and it will do what you think.

But if you bind C-S-f, then C-f with Caps-Lock on or C-S-f will of
course invoke that function.

This way, binding S-<f3> to some function will automatically make it
appear.

This is the number two obscure feature of Emacs, IMHO.  Number one is
M-x picture-mode RET C-c C-c for removing trailing blanks on each
line.


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