[OS X Emacs] Aquamacs Meta key

David Reitter david.reitter at gmail.com
Tue Mar 14 11:10:23 EDT 2017

> On Mar 14, 2017, at 12:16 AM, Jean-Christophe Helary <jean.christophe.helary at gmail.com> wrote:
>> One possibility might be to show a warning the first time C-; is used, and start out with Option = Meta.  But with that, we would confuse those with non-QWERTY keyboards, because they expect the Option key to work normally.  So, is there a panacea?
> There is already a META, it is ESC, so start with Option as the OS default and the first time Option is used, ask whether the user wants to keep it as the OS default or as Meta.

How do we change this now without confusing all established users?

I would probably want ns-right-alternate-modifier to be Meta by default.  The left one could be normal.

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