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I can't get simultaneous presses of Ctrl + Option and other keys to register in Emacs. For example, if I press Ctrl-h c (describe-key-briefly) and then Ctrl-Opt-f, it doesn't recognize that I've pressed any keys.

Ctrl key combinations (like C-f) work, Meta key combinations (like M-f) work, and Escape + Ctrl sequences work ( C-F translates to C-M-f). The behavior is the same if Emacs is run

I'm using Emacs 26.1, installed via Homebrew.

  • Are you using Emacs in a terminal? – DoMiNeLa10 Mar 26 '19 at 17:06
  • I had the same behavior with Emacs in a terminal or in its own window. – Sboisen Mar 30 '19 at 1:49
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Answering for others who may have this problem. Another application (in my case Magnet, a window manager) was stealing specific combinations of Ctrl and Option.

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