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Re: search -> replace -> global keymap?


From: Sharon Kimble
Subject: Re: search -> replace -> global keymap?
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:24:26 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

>> >> I'm using a certain command very often from the menus and using my
>> >> mouse. It is 'search -> replace -> global' but how can I assign a keymap
>> >> to it please so that I'm able to call it from within my document please?
>> >
>> > What menu is that (I don't see it)?
>> >
>> > Anyway, do this: `C-h k' followed by picking the menu item that you
>> > want to assign a key to.  That will tell you what the command is
>> > that that menu item invokes.
>> >
>> > Then do `C-h w' followed by that command name, to see if it is
>> > already on a keyboard key sequence, in addition to being bound
>> > to that menu item.
>> >
>> > If it has no keyboard binding, give it one, using `global-set-key'.
>> >
>> > You can use `M-x global-set-key' interactively, to try it out.
>> > You can use `(global-set-key (kbd "...") 'COMMAND)' in your init
>> > file to get the binding persistently, where "..." is the key
>> > sequence you want and COMMAND is the command you want to bind
>> > it to.
>> 
>> Thanks for this Drew.
>> 
>> To find what I'm talking about 'Menu-bar -> Search -> Replace -> Global'
>
> I don't see that menu.  You should mention the details about your
> Emacs version/installation.  With `emacs -Q' (no init file) I see
> the Search menu under the Edit menu on the menu-bar.  I see no
> Search menu on the menu-bar.  But it might also depend on what mode
> you are in etc.

Sorry Drew, those details are in my sig at the bottom of all my emails.
The menu-bar is open in every buffer and mode, as I do still use it a
lot.

>
>> and the command that it generates is 'replace-string'. So I've assigned
>> a keyboard binding to it and its now working well, thanks.
>
> Good.  But how did you find which command is bound to it, if `C-h k'
> doesn't work for you?

I used 'F1 k'. Because I can't use 'C-h whatever' I try and use 'F1 whatever'.

>
>> But this problem has thrown up a difficulty for me, in that I can't use
>> 'C-h k'! If I try it it always just shows the 'k', and ditto 'C-h w'!
>> How can I find what it has been mapped to please?
>
> Others have responded to this question.  Try f1 if C-h doesn't seem
> to work.

Thanks
Sharon.
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