I was doing some editing in Emacs. I was using Alt-f and Alt-b to traverse by word. I wanted to add the character d in front of a word. So I pressed Alt-b to get to the front of the word and then pressed d. Oops! It deleted the word rather than putting d in front of the word.

Is the expected behavior of Emacs?

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ALT-d is normal for delete word, so my guess is that you pressed the d key before releasing the ALT key. Don't forget you can check any keystroke combinations by using C-h c, that is C-h then release the Control key and press c. Enter the key strokes.

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