I'm relatively new to Emacs and like it a lot, especially the navigation commands such as:
Unfortunately, I often find myself trying to use them in other applications like Microsoft Office, Internet Browsers, etc. without success.
The key bindings sometimes work, such as
C-p while I'm writing in the Safari Browser on OSX. But most other applications don't do this and I find it quite perplexing.
It gets even more confusing if you are using several operating systems. In Microsoft Windows, the Control key is used for all standard commands, so
C-n usually creates a new document or
C-p for printing, while on OSX the
Cmd key is blocked for those. So to get a consistent set of key bindings on Windows and OSX and Emacs seems very difficult without at least breaking the most basic standards of one of those operating systems.
Q: How do you manage to do this on most operating systems?
- Do you redefine key bindings also in other applications to match those of Emacs?
- Or do you redefine standard key bindings in Emacs to avoid conflicts with standard key bindings of the operating system?