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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....