[OS X Emacs] FW: rebinding function keys

Peter North PNorth at sydneyoperahouse.com
Tue Jul 12 14:18:41 EDT 2011

Hi, aquamacs people. 

Thanks to the those of you who rote back with advice. 

The frame code works beautifully. Thanks for that.

However the function key bindings (global-set-key [f1] 'savefile) doesn't. 

As I wrote in my last email, I've tried variations like "<f1>", and (define-key rather than (global-set-key but nothing seems to override the bindings listed under C-h b. 

Nor can I find the aquamacs /.emacs file [typing C-x C-f ~/.emacs returns a message "no file found"] or where the C-h b bindings code is stored. 

This is standard aquamacs 2.2 installed by dragging the downloaded icon into applications.

Again thanks to everybody for reading. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Peter North

From: macosx-emacs-bounces at email.esm.psu.edu [macosx-emacs-bounces at email.esm.psu.edu] On Behalf Of Peter Dyballa [Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE]
Sent: Sunday, 10 July 2011 10:30 PM
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Subject: Re: [OS X Emacs] FW: rebinding function keys

Am 10.07.2011 um 12:54 schrieb Peter North:

> (setq initial-frame-alist '((background-colour . "black")
> (setq initial-frame-list '((foreground-colour . "green")
> (setq default ((cursor-colour . "blue")
> (setq default-frame-alist '((background-colour . "black" (left . 0)
> (width . 141) (height . 44)))

You can get some structure into this with, for example:

        (setq initial-frame-alist
          (append (list
            '(background-color  . "azure")
            '(border-color      . "#4e3832")
            '(cursor-color      . "purple")
            '(foreground-color  . "grey10")
        ;    '(active-alpha     . 0.875)
        ;    '(inactive-alpha   . 0.75)
        ;    '(font . "fontset-10pt_free_mono")
        ;    '(font . "fontset-09pt_lucida_sans_typewriter")
        ;    '(font . "fontset-09pt_vera_sans_mono")
            '(top . 136) '(left . 666) '(width . 100) '(height . 57)
          ) initial-frame-alist))

When the background colour is set in default-frame-alist then you
don't need to set again in initial-frame-alist...

> (global-set-key <"f1->" 'find-file

This is a rather disastrous choice: a f1 key map already exists,
providing help, defined in . Couldn't you use your private setting
with right hand? Or bound to f2 (which has also some keys with
2C[olumns] functions bound to it)? Some f1 bindings are still free, so
you could:

        (global-set-key [f1 f2] 'info-apropos)
        (global-set-key [s-f1]  'replace-regexp)

C-h b might help to see all bound keys.

Mit friedvollen Grüßen


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