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What does S mean in emacs keybinding notation (org-mode) [duplicate]

Looking at the keybindings here http://orgmode.org/guide/Structure-editing.html#Structure-editing, it asks us to use M-S-<RET> to add a TODO at the same level. What does the S here mean? I ...
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Why doesn't "C-;" "C-,", or "C-." work in a terminal emulator? (OS X Terminal, Iterm2) [duplicate]

I have bound "C-;" to 'other-window in my config like so. (global-set-key (kbd "C-;") 'other-window) When I run emacs outside of a terminal, this keybinding works as I would expect. Inside Iterm2 ...
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Weird keyboard behaviour by Emacs in a terminal [duplicate]

I am having problems to configure my EMACS in -nw mode using linux thorough ssh. I am trying to map Ctrl+Shift+z to redo using undo-tree-redo. I tried the following code (defalias 'redo 'undo-tree-...
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The shift is useless when I am in the iterm2 with emacs -nw [duplicate]

GNU Emacs 24.5.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin14.5.0 Org-mode version 8.2.10 (release_8.2.10 For example, when I use C-q M-Return. It shows ^[ . But when I use C-q M-S-Return. It still shows ^[ . It seems S:...
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C-RET not recognized by Emacs in terminal [duplicate]

Attempting C-c C-RET gives me the following: C-c RET is undefined Any thoughts on what is happening here?
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Paredit slurp hotkey doesnt work [duplicate]

I'm having a real hard time getting the paredit slurp key to work. I know it is bound to C-), and by describing the paredit-slurp-forward-sexp it confirms that. When I fire up M-x describe-key and ...
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C-S-Backspace not working [duplicate]

When using emacs, C-S-Backspace seems to only delete one char and not the whole line. After reading Here I see the text: "C-S-backspace (kill-whole-line) kills a whole line including its newline,...
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Key binding in terminal emacs [duplicate]

I started to use Linux Mint. On the Terminal, I can use emacs -nw and emacs. I can't get the same key behavior about the following two configs. In particular, these settings work in emacs, but not in ...
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C-M-... bindings in emacs -nw [duplicate]

I have an issue when I run emacs with -nw: all my C-M- bindings stop working, as C (control) doesn't register, and only the M- binding is executed. E.g: (global-set-key (kbd "C-M-.") '...
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C-S-n and C-= not working in emacs if running within terminal [duplicate]

I am running emacs inside tmux within iterm2 on OSX. For some reason these key bindings do not work properly C-S-n C-= C-+ C-; And some others too that are similar. All of these work when running ...
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Meta+Shift-Return in iTerm2 on Mac not working [duplicate]

Have you met the case that Emacs in iterm2 on Mac does not recognize M-S-RET (Meta(Option)+Shift+ Return key)? I guess it's related to the modifier key conversions in terminals. M-S-RET is used in ...
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Return key when Emacs running inside a terminal [duplicate]

I have re-assigned the RETURN key to exit the insert state in Evil mode. (define-key evil-insert-state-map [return] 'evil-normal-state) But this does't work with emacs -nw in terminal. Any way to ...
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C-C C-SPC not working in RHEL 6.7 GNOME 2.28.2 [duplicate]

The key C-SPC is not working in RHEL 6.7 GNOME 2.28.2. When I try C-h k and then hit C-SPC I see the following message on the mini-buffer: C-@ is undefined That is, SPC is mistaken for @.
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emacs on terminal does not recognise option as alt-key on mac

I am on a mac and I am running emacs 24.4.1, but I have the same problem also with 22.1.1. When I open mac on a terminal on the remote host, it does not recognise option key (alt) like the meta key. I ...
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How to bind C-i as different from TAB?

I want to make Control-i perform indent-region (basically since Xcode has built that muscle memory already). I realise that Control-i and tab are indistinguishable in the Ascii sense, but they are in ...
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How to use a Mac's Command key as a Control key?

I'm new to Emacs, and am using a Mac. I want the Mac command key to act as a control key for Emacs. How do I do that? I tried (setq mac-command-modifier 'control). Besides, how do I find key ...
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Shift+Up isn't recognized by Emacs in a terminal

Very often I use Shift+Up/Down to select a region in Emacs. It works fine in GUI mode, but when emacs is invoked with -nw option I can select lines only with Shift+Down. The Shift+Up doesn't work, I ...
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Use the command key in Terminal on OSX?

Is there a way to use the Apple command key in Emacs in the terminal? It would be nice to expand the set of easy to get at key bindings I can use.
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What linux terminal app is compatible with emacs keybindings?

I am using terminal Emacs (emacs -nw). Gnome terminal doesn't behave well with it (key bindings break), and KDE's Konsole is even worse. Surprisingly, when I ssh from a windows machine the behavior is ...
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Keycode for `Shift + Return` on OS X iterm2

I'm currently trying to learn org-mode in OS X. And I found there's a keymap M-S-RET. But S-RET is not recognized in the iTerm2. It seems like terminal interpret S-RET and RET as same. iTerm2 can ...
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Emacs inside Tmux problem

This might have an obvious answer but I've been trying to fix this issue with no luck. (I'm new to Emacs) Whenever I start Emacs within a Tmux pane, it ignores some of my .emacs settings. These are ...
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Custom C-M-; key binding

I have a custom comment-dwim-line command that I want to bind to the key combination C-M-; (in other words, control, meta and ; buttons pressed simultaneously). The built-in comment-dwim command is ...
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OS X Terminal.app C-M-commands

So, in Mac OSX, I'm trying to switch to using Emacs in Terminal.app, but things like C-M-SPC and C-M-% don't work. After a bit of googling I came across this (mostly) unanswered question https://...
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How to make emacs recognise C + SHIFT combinations in terminal mode?

Emacs cannot currently pick up C-SHIFT sequences in terminal mode. For example, C-) and C-( are instead just read as 0 and 9 respectively. I'm aware that using GUI mode is one way around this, but I ...
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how to map <C-M-left>, <C-M-right> etc to the correct hex codes in iterm2

I'm looking to configure iterm2 to output the correct hexcodes that correspond to in emacs. There's a whole bunch of mappings predefined but it's very cryptic. I'm a little bit lost as to how these ...
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How to bind CTRL-<home> and CTRL-<end> to beginning/end-of-buffer in Emacs?

Using PuTTY to connect to Linux from Windows and running Emacs: How do I bind CTRL-<home> and CTRL-<end> to beginning-of-buffer and end-of-buffer respectively? I've been searching the web ...
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Fixing keybindings of Emacs inside Putty on Windows

I have regularly tried, over the years, to run emacs through putty to get rid of the need to install a local X server. I remember the putty+emacs combination being abysmal in the past; and right now ...
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Making command act as super in iTerm2

I've bound cmd-P in emacs to some function. It is working in emacs when I start the cocoa version but I can't make it work in console mode when running in iterm. I made iTerm2 ignore the keystroke ...
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Map a key to act like a combination of modifiers

I've got a keyboard, where pressing M-C-S is uncomfortable (Meta and control are under the thumbs and Shift is on the far end of the keyboard). However, PageUp, PageDown, Home and End are in a very ...
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How to remap shift-arrow in term-mode?

Is there a way to map Shift-left or other arrow keys to custom functions in term-char-mode? I tried, but without luck: (define-key term-mode-map [s-left] 'sandric/term-switch-line-mode) Entering ...
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how to substitute SUPER keybindings in Emacs terminal mode?

In GNU Emacs GUI, I use the Mac Command key ⌘ as super: (setq mac-command-modifier 'super) However, the ⌘ key does not send input to Terminal or iTerm2. Given this, is there a way to simulate the ...
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binding M-[ causes mouse focus to insert characters

I have bound M-[ to backward-paragraph. This causes a problem in terminal mode, whereby every time the mouse enters or leaves the frame (i.e., Emacs gains or loses focus), the characters I and O are ...
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single escape to quit helm in terminal

This blog post on migrating from vim to evil-mode in emacs gives code to make a single ESC quit/cancel helm instead of 3. It worked on Emacs.app (OS X) but doesn't work from Terminal.app (both emacs ...
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global-set-key not working in terminal

I have the following line in my .emacs.d/init.el file (global-set-key [(control tab)] 'other-window) ;; remap f1 to undo (global-set-key (kbd "<f1>") 'undo) When I use the full X-window GUI ...
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Ubuntu Emacs Meta Key problem related to keys

I'm using emacs 24.5.1 on ubuntu 16.04 on a Vaio x64 pc. earlier I ran the emacs tutorial and got through it completely no problem. Then I started playing with the "replace-string" command and now my ...
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'C-M--' on Emacs Terminal on OSX fails with "C-M-_ is undefined"

I'm trying to execute C-M-- from Emacs on Terminal (iTerm2) running on OSX, but I keep getting an error saying C-M-_ is undefined. Any ideas how to workaround this?
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Unable to remap key bindings involving meta under iTerm2

I'm using iTerm2, and I would like to remap some of the meta keys. In my .emacs I have (global-set-key (kbd "M-g") 'goto-line) And in my iTerm2 settings I have both "option" keys set to send +Esc. I ...
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C+X C+; not working

I work in emacs 27.1, Ubuntu 22, Terminal. I need to comment out a block. I press Ctrl+XCtrl+;. However, the ; button is not accepted properly. It only makes an underlined e appear (only on screen, ...
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Is it possible to bind CTRL-SHIFT-xxx and CTRL-num combination?

I'm very new to emacs and essentially came from vim where it is not possible to bind CTRL-num combination like (CTRL-1, CTRL-2, etc) which as well as CTRL-SHIFT-xxx like CTRL-# which essentially works ...
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Define key chords for windmove

I'm following info found on this link, but cannot get the desired custom key bindings to work for windmove. Basically, I put the following in my .emacs file: (global-set-key (kbd "C-M-<left>") ...
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windmove doesn't recognize S-<up> and S-<down> on Macbook Terminal

GNU Emacs 27.2 in Mac OS terminal (11.4 Big Sur). Started with (windmove-default-keybindings) and found that S-<up> and S-<down> behaved just as <up> and <down>, as if the ...
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How do I type … in the TUI?

When I call describe-key and enter … (Alt Gr + .), it says M-b runs the command backward-word […] and async-shell-command (bound to M-&) is called. I'm on Linux with Xorg, the terminal emulator is ...
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What is the keycode of C-TAB?

iTerm does not send ctrl+tab itself, so I need to configure it myself. I can't figure it what key code ctrl+tab is though.
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Emacs' C-tab seems without effect on my server through ssh

(Emacs 27.1) On my local machine <C-tab> is linked to other-window and works well: .emacs.d/init.el: (global-set-key (kbd "<C-tab>") 'other-window) When I install Emacs on a (...
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C-M-% not works in MacOS terminal

I'm fresh to emacs and following manual to practice Query-Replace operation. But I find it not work at all. Type C-h l where it shows ESC 5 seems my OS swallow some key input or emacs parse input ...
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Xmodmap modifier used for meta

I would like to set my Alt_L to trigger a meta key in emacs. I've tried using xmodmap to set Alt_L as Mod1, Mod2, Mod3. But in emacs, when i try to type Alt_L + x (expecting M-x) it only prints "...
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how can a command be bound to Ctrl-' or Ctrl-<NUM> in the terminal

I want to bind a command to C-', C-` and C-0 through C-9 keys. It's not working in the terminal Is there a way to do so?
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setting C-, and C-. key bindings

I am unable to set the C-, and C-. key bindings! I tried adding the following, (global-set-key (kbd "C-,") 'forward-char) (global-set-key (kbd "C-.") 'forward-char) In various ...
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C-c C-, not working in SSH terminal but it is bound

The function org-insert-structure-template is bound to C-c C-,. I can confirm that when search that function via M-x and seeing the shortcut behind the function name. But I use Emacs (from Debian 11) ...
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