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How can I move to the next logical line with the arrow keys?

When I KEY_DOWN, it invokes next-line from simple.el This next-line moves to the same line, if that line spans multiple lines. I don't want this to happen. I want to move to the next logical line;) I ...
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Is there a way to prevent keyboard echo while entering a password in shell-mode?

I have a test program that produces a lengthy output, so I ran it in "Shell". However, at some point the test program prompts for a password, and when entering it, the characters are ...
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How can I get rid of the little popup and go back to using dead keys in emacs?

I suspect that I accidentally entered some key combination that change the behavior of dead keys in emacs: when I use a Spanish keyboard layout with dead keys, when I used to enter an apostrophe (') ...
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Is there a manual on which fingers to use when using keyboard keys?

Context: Right now, in my late twenties, I decided to really learn and use touch typing (sad, I know). Until now, I have survived typing moderately fast, but not using the correct technique. Also, I ...
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Remapping keyboard accent shortcuts

I have a "UK-English International Macintosh" keyboard, and I use the accent shortcuts quite heavily since I'm French (AZERTY is terrible for programming). Like option+e for ´, option+` for `...
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Complex Modifier Combinations for emacs -nw

I'm giving up on these fancy modifier keys, like Hyper, as they are not usable on emacs -nw What other modifier combinations can I use? I have a programmable keyboard, the Moonlander, so I can make ...
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Why can't I type things such as "?" and "/" in Emacs with my macOS running Brazilian Portuguese input but they do work outside of Emacs?

I have been using Emacs on a NixOS (Linux) machine running GNOME as a Desktop Environment. The hardware interface of this system is an American keyboard. Since I am Brazilian, it was necessary for me ...
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macOS 11.6.3: Emacs acts like control, meta keys are sticking; how to diagnose?

I'm a longtime GNU Emacs and macOS (and GNU Emacs on macOS) user, on a US Gov't owned MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) running macOS 11.6.3. For the last few weeks, GUI versions of Emacs are acting as if ...
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Right Control key problem when using Emacs remotely - Emacs thinks it's `C-M-`

I'm doing some remote work using Azure & Bastion to access a customer site. The problem is that in this context, with Emacs, my right Ctrl key doesn't work normally. What it's doing instead is ...
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make macOS terminal emacs keyboard usage consistent with emacs GUI — for meta+shift+up/down

I've enabled the macOS's terminal preference "Use Option as Meta key" but seem unable to have emacs behave in the terminal as it does when running the GUI. I have the following use-package ...
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How note emacs shortcuts in kbd-style?

Emacs keyboard shortcuts are often written as inline code like C-c C-p. How should this be written in kbd-style? C-c C-p C-c C-p C-c+C-p C+c C+p Ctrl+c > Ctrl+p or something else? Version 5 is ...
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Keyboard with CTRL left of A [closed]

Are there any "reasonably priced" :-) keyboards with the Ctrl key to the left of the A key? I know I can remap keys, both in Emacs and in the host OS, but I'm looking for something in ...
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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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Keybinding causes only a cursor blink ('\C-t') and no command is executed

This article is about the keyboard key combination 'Control + t' (smallcase 't') This problem is exclusive to the GUI version and does not come up while using the terminal. I am using Wayland Control+...
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Is the Hyper modifier key usable on non-X11 platforms?

I have a hyper modifier setup, however I was wondering if it's possible to use this on any windowing systems besides X11, for example: macOS Wayland Win32 The terminal.
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How to provide keyboard input programmatically for org-export-dispatch UI in elisp?

The org-export-dispatch command in org-mode (C-c C-e) brings up an UI from which one can, e.g. select l and l to export the .org file to latex format. My question is: Can one use elisp to fix the ...
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compose key stopped working

im running emacs 26.1 on debian with xfce, and have no alternative input methods installed. my compose key recently stopped working in emacs. i get the dreaded <Multi_key> is undefined error. ...
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Unicode input from keyboard (QMK) to Emacs

I have setup my QMK-enabled keyboard to output Unicode characters. In short, that was adding UNICODE_ENABLE = yes line to the rules.mk file and adding the following two lines to the config.h file. #...
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How does one type <C-menu> or <next> on a keyboard (in Emacs)?

I recently came across these two keybindings in someone else's config and haven't seen them before. I have a US qwerty keyboard, a Kinesis Freestyle Pro. I know where the control, C, key is, and I see ...
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Using 122 key keyboards with Emacs [closed]

Does using a 122-key keyboard make it easier to use Emacs, in relation to having more keys to bind commands to? I am thinking of the various models on offer from Unicomp specifically.
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Alternative keyboards in Spacemacs

Update 2020-12-22: I have answered the question. Please see below. I have fcitx installed on a Linux environment. According the to fcitx-diagnose it is correctly installed. I am using the us-alt-intl ...
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Sometimes Emacs gets stuck with non-working capslock key

I'm using Emacs 26.1 on Windows 10. Sometimes, the capslock key stops working: The key is activated but typing letters does not result in capital letters being inserted into a buffer. It works with ...
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Problems using ^ in calc

I'm using calc on OSX and on a spanish keyboard, and I see some problems in using ^, but this is the most annoying: when I type this example from de calc tutorial 1: 2 2: 2 1: 8 ...
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How to open Emacs (Terminal) using key combinations?

On Ubuntu, to open the Terminal, we press Ctrl + Alt + t. Do there exist key combinations to open Emacs Terminal (without GUI)?
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ispell word M-$ goes into screen capture mode on MacOS

I am on Mac OS X El Capitan. Here is my version info. GNU Emacs 25.3.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin15.6.0, NS appkit-1404.47 Version 10.11.6 (Build 15G31)) of 2017-12-03 Problem: Like most Emacs users on ...
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How to "swap" only the numerical row of a keyboard inside Emacs?

My question is: when I am editing (La)TeX code, regularly I need to type the famous dollar signs in order to put mathematical code ($x^2+y^2=z^2$), a very frequent thing indeed. Therefore, I would ...
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Meta-based navigation + shift-selection

Say I have beginning-of-line bound to M-a. At least for me, holding shift gives: M-S-a translates to M-A translates to M-a and emacs doesn't do any shift selection. It's the same when binding keys -- ...
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any 'binding-change-hook'?

Is there any hook that runs every time a keyboard binding is created/added? Here's my problem: I use dvorak and also another layout(some exotic utf8 script) both at system level. And I've got used ...
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How can I check if a user has pressed a button while a function is running?

I have a function that automatically runs after the user does some action. However, the function takes a long time to complete. This means Emacs becomes unresponsive for a short time after every input....
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