Re: [OS X Emacs] mapping for meta key…

David Reitter david.reitter at
Sun Oct 3 17:29:13 EDT 2010

On Oct 3, 2010, at 5:12 PM, K. Richard Pixley wrote:

> Just as a followup, I've found aquamacs to be completely unusable because of the strange keyboard mappings and the lack of a simple approach to repairing them.  I understand that it is probably possible to get nearly any set of bindings out of it, but what I want are the bindings that have been common for X11 based emacs primarily, (which largely overlap carbon emacs, which was a fine port, imo), and most specifically the location of the meta key.

You turn off osx-key-mode.
I fail to see why that is not a "simple approach".

Modifier keys are set in the Options menu or via Emacs customization variables (ns-*-modifier), just like in Emacs 23.

Further, you may be interested in this:

Hope that helps.

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