I installed a package that changes emacs windows using Shift+arrow, and it works in various modes I use but not in org-mode. Is there a reason why org-mode shadows this command?

  • The following link demonstrates how to disable a few org-mode-map key bindings: stackoverflow.com/a/17540326/2112489 That approach will permit global key bindings to be used again. – lawlist May 16 '16 at 1:50
  • It would be helpful to know the package for window changing you are referring to (windmove?). Have a look at orgmode.org/manual/Conflicts.html. – Kaushal Modi May 16 '16 at 12:01
  • Thanks for prompting me, I have now found it in my init file. It is framemove. – Alejandro Erickson May 16 '16 at 14:48
  • @AlejandroErickson OK. The org-mode Conflicts section should help for that too. Check out the CUA and windmove sections over there. – Kaushal Modi May 16 '16 at 15:17

Add the following to your config, like described in "Packages that conflict with Org mode":

(add-hook 'org-shiftup-final-hook 'windmove-up)
(add-hook 'org-shiftleft-final-hook 'windmove-left)
(add-hook 'org-shiftdown-final-hook 'windmove-down)
(add-hook 'org-shiftright-final-hook 'windmove-right)

Set org-support-shift-select customization variable to "Everywhere except timestamps" (setq org-support-shift-select 'always), otherwise shift+arrows will still have org-mode keybidnings on headings.

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