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Re: Change modifier keys


From: Tim X
Subject: Re: Change modifier keys
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 09:59:13 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.90 (gnu/linux)

Brandon Waskiewicz <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
>
> Would anyone familiar with the emacs' source be willing to help me
> create a patch that changes the ALT key on standard PC keyboards to
> function as if it were CONTROL? I started tracing back from
> mac-command-modifier to try and find something either more
> cross-platform, or at least applicable to Linux, but I had no luck.
>
> Thanks,
> Brandon
>

Given that control is fundamental to emacs, where do you plan to map it
to? 

Are you running under X? If so, depending on what you are trying to do,
I'd look at xmodmap and change things there rather than trying to change
things in emacs. 

I have to say, it seems like an odd request given that control is used a
lot more than alt. Maybe you want to consider swapping alt and caps lock
- this is a common config change that is documented in a few places
(might even be in the fAQ).

Tim



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