gnome 2.8 and emacs keybindings

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Thu Nov 11 14:41:18 PST 2004

On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 12:54 -0500, Richard Kuhns wrote:
> Kevin Oberman wrote:
> ...
> > I don't think he means the key-bindings used by Emacs, but the key
> > bindings used by Gnome widgets that accept text. For doing text editing
> > in these widgets, you have a set of default Gnome binding, but those who
> > normally use a particular editor, such as Emacs, vim, or vi, can work
> > better if they can use the same key binding that are defaults in their
> > normal editor. 
> Yes, that's what I meant. Sorry, I should have been clearer.
> The emacs key-bindings (particularly for moving around) are pretty much 
> hard-wired into my fingers...

If you are using the GNOME desktop, and you want to enable Emacs
keybindings, you have to use gconf-editor to
set /desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_key_theme to "Emacs".


> 	- Rich
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