How to remap C-x with key-chord mode.

(key-chord-define-global "uu" 'what-goes-here?)


  • The question is not clear, to me. What do you want the effect to be? Something about changing the behavior of C-x? Something about uu? – Drew Oct 11 '18 at 13:52
  • Right now I have bound chords to various function i.e. bb when pressed very quickly, changes the buffer. I would like to be able to hit uu very fast and be in the mini-buffer behind ctrl-x. So I could type uu - b and and it would be the same as ctrl-x b – tjb Oct 11 '18 at 14:04
  • What's C-x bound to, for you. Normally it's a prefix key. Are you thinking of M-x, perhaps? – Drew Oct 11 '18 at 19:53
  • Yes that's what I want to do, first for C-x and then also for M-x. Instead of using a prefix key I want to type 'uu' quickly and have it behave as if I had typed the prefix key. When I type 'uu' slowly it should insert 'uu' – tjb Oct 12 '18 at 4:20

Use (key-chord-define-global "uu" ctl-x-map), since ctl-x-map is what C-x is usually bound to.

  • ctl-x-map seems to be a variable, whereas I am looking for a function – tjb Oct 11 '18 at 13:00
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    @tjb ctrl-x-map is, as you say, a variable. Its value is a keymap holding all the bindings under C-x. I don't know about this key-chord-define-global command, but for the standard global-set-key, you can binds a key to keymap and it becomes a prefix for those bindings. So (global-set-key (kbd "C-z") ctl-x-map) would make C-z an alias of C-x. – Omar Oct 11 '18 at 14:12
  • By the way, @tjb, I just installed key-chord and tried my suggestion and it works! – Omar Oct 11 '18 at 16:30
  • I get the following error when I try the answer: Wrong type argument: commandp, ctl-x-map. – tjb Oct 12 '18 at 4:18
  • @tjb Weird! I just tried it again and it works for me. I installed the key-chord package from MELPA to try this (it's version key-chord-20160227.1238). Is that what you're using? – Omar Oct 12 '18 at 13:17

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