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I don't like ido-find-file, which seems to be the default response to C-x C-f in my Emacs 23.1.1 installation on Centos. I tried to change it in my .emacs file:

(global-set-key (kbd "C-x C-f") 'find-file)

This doesn't change anything, at least in either text mode or lisp mode. What am I missing?

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    By default, C-x C-f does not run ido-find-file, not matter which version of Emacs. Maybe it's because you enable the ido-mode, and since the global keymap has the lowest priority, if C-x C-f is used in any non-global keymap (and the keymap is active), they will take effect, in this case, ido-mode's keymap already uses C-x C-f. – xuchunyang Aug 27 '20 at 12:16
  • Thanks very much. I forgot that I had loaded better-defaults, which enables ido-mode. Modifying better-defaults fixed my complaint; you explained why. – Steve Aug 27 '20 at 12:49
  • @Drew I've provided an answer, as I think keymap priority is an important thing to know. – xuchunyang Aug 27 '20 at 16:10
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global-set-key does not work because the same key is already used in ido-mode's kaymap, which has a higher priority than the global keymap, and the global keymap has the lowest priority. The solution, as you already know, is to keep ido-mode off, so ido-mode's keymap will not be active.

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