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I am a fairly new emacs user and would appreciate any help you could offer.

I have recently installed the evil mode package onto my emacs. The package itself works perfectly, however, the default toggle binding C-z is not working as expected. When outside of evil mode it minimises the current frame. If I invoke evil mode through M-x RET evil-mode then input C-z, it will toggle back as expected.

I have attempted a fix by adding the following to my init.el file in an attempt to overwrite the existing key binding:

(setq evil-toggle-key "C-z")
(require 'evil)

I have also tried

(global-unset-key (kbd "C-z"))

alone and in conjunction with the previous but this seems to completely unbind the key chord.

Does anyone have a solution which changes C-z from 'minimise frame' to 'toggle evil mode'?

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A combination of those works - just unbind the global key first.

(global-unset-key (kbd "C-z"))
(require 'evil)
(setq evil-toggle-key "C-z")
(evil-mode 1)

Until evil-mode is activated, the key binding does not work. I assume you have evil-mode started by default, so the above should suit your workflow.

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    Thank you very much! This is perfect. I was not expecting to have got so close to the solution before posting. – FoxCharles May 24 at 19:42

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