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Re: Possible to make Super (Windows) key be just another Meta key like E
Re: Possible to make Super (Windows) key be just another Meta key like ESC?
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 19:14:42 -0800 (PST)
On Monday, January 12, 2015 at 5:47:31 AM UTC+5:30, Chris Seberino wrote:
> Possible to make Super (Windows) key be just another Meta key like ESC?
> All the docs I read all wanted to set some combo of Super key + something
> I want JUST the Super key to be another Meta key if possible.
Firstly if you do C-h c ESC x
you should see that emacs says M-x is translated from ESC x
so ESC is an emulation of Meta on emacs.
And so (secondly) if you want emacs to see a Windows exactly
like and ESC, that needs to be done at the X level
ie at a lower level of OS outside of emacs.
On ubuntu something like this
http://www.wikihow.com/Change-Keyboard-Layout-in-Ubuntu may work.
Else there are lower level options like xmodmap and xkb.
xmodmap is more straightforward but obsolete and not recommended
xkb is quite a nightmare see
[Just for context, I think using the keyboard effectively
to input unicode is important and I am a complete noob at it :-)
My finding is that xkb is very powerful and terribly documented:
and other posts tagged unicode