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Re: Help - TAB annoying keeps getting set to 'previous-line ??


From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: Help - TAB annoying keeps getting set to 'previous-line ??
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 15:14:46 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

-ph7 <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm new to emacs (and hating it so far) and want to change some key
> binds around so that it's not so awful.

That's the right first sentence to make friends in an emacs group. :-)

> However, after I started remapping some keys in my .emacs file, my TAB
> key keeps acting funny.
>
> I changed C-i to 'previous-line and C-k to 'next-line, now every time
> I hit tab it runs 'previous-line.

Are you running emacs in a terminal?  In that case, C-i and TAB are the
same (C-i is the ASCII escape characted for TAB).

Have a look at:

,----[ (info "(emacs)Named ASCII Chars") ]
|    With an ordinary ASCII terminal, there is no way to distinguish
| between <TAB> and `C-i' (and likewise for other such pairs), because
| the terminal sends the same character in both cases.
`----

Bye,
Tassilo




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