[OS X Emacs] mapping for meta key…

K. Richard Pixley rich at noir.com
Sun Oct 3 18:33:21 EDT 2010

  On 20101003 14:29, David Reitter wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/AquamacsEmacsCompatibilitySettings
> Hope that helps.
Yes, they should, thank you.

The reason they aren't simple is that they're hidden.  One needs to know 
where to look to find them or one needs to write to you on a mailing list.

I appreciate what you're trying to do with aquamacs in making it more of 
a mac application.  That's not what I want, though.  What I want is a 
mac resident application that can do mac things while behaving 
substantially like all of the other emacsen I use daily.  I'm not sure 
which approach has a higher market demand but it seems to me that it 
should be possible to provide both.


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