I'm trying to get used to emacs (really trying).
I use a small apple keyboard.
I can't see (in physical terms) how I will ever be able to do
C-x without dropping my gaze from the screen and what I am thinking about, to look down at the keyboard, to move left thumb to the left to hit C, then first finger to x (or even use two hands, completely interrupting touch typing and flow). Right now this feels like a serious problem for productivity and flow.
To crystallise the point,
C-x seems incompatible with touch typing. Would that be a fair point to make? That's what my personal experience points to at this point.
Is there a solution? I notice that on the small apple keyboard the
C-x are not immediately diagonally adjacent, unlike on some large keyboards. So, rebinding
C-` would certainly be a bit less painful if that's a feasible option. But that key combination still requires complete interruption of the 'home' position for touch typing, requiring me to look down at hands.
I found How to use a Mac's Command key as a Control key? which suggests rebinding Cmd to control, and that would certainly be more ergonomic. But I don't want to override the systems cut command. I don't actually use the right Cmd much, so wonder about that. Surely others have had this problem, and I'd love to know what the best solution is.