After so much research, I managed to get alt + RET working. Learned so much!

I appended to my ~/.emacs:

(add-hook 'org-mode-hook
      (lambda ()
        (if window-system
            (define-key org-mode-map "\C-\M-j" 'org-meta-return)
            (define-key org-mode-map "\C-j" 'org-insert-heading-respect-content\

I want to remap more things, like alt + right arrow. To do so, I could just add more (define-key org-mode-map ... blocks, but:

Where can I get the list of commands such as 'org-meta-return to create my mappings?

  • 1
    How about (?) in an org-mode buffer typing, M-x describe-mode and read about all the keybindings or how about looking at the variable org-mode-map by typing M-x describe-variable RET org-mode-map RET You can also grep the source code for org-mode-map. There are other maps you may also be interested in such as the org-agenda-mode-map if you use the agenda buffer.
    – lawlist
    Jun 9, 2016 at 18:11

1 Answer 1


You can use M-x org TAB. Then copy paste the commands from the pop-up window. There are hundreds of them though, so good luck with that.

To get a list of the commands that are currently bound to a key, press C-h m.

  • Thanks so much! That, in addition with @lawlist comment are what I was looking for. :) Jun 9, 2016 at 19:53

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