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Using 122 key keyboards with Emacs

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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I want to type special Spanish characters in Emacs on a MacBook Pro keyboard … but I have no clue where to start

I am using Emacs 26.3 with macos Catalina and I would like to type the inverted exclamation point and question mark characters. Can someone point me to a link that will get me started towards ...
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In MacOS, is there any way to have native Mac layout for ‘option-something’ special symbols in quoted-insert?

With quoted-insert (C-q) I can enter ‘Option-something’ extended characters, but Emacs apparently understands them as ISO 8859-1. Meanwhile, MacOS has its own layout for these characters (changed with ...
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Spacemacs keyboard layout

coming from vim I'm new to emacs, spacemacs and lisp so I have some trouble understanding the steps in https://github.com/syl20bnr/spacemacs/pull/6308#issuecomment-225453730 for adding a new custom ...
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How can I press a key combination including CTRL and ALT_GR on a Swedish keyboard?

I am running Emacs (26.1 - build 1, x86_64-w64-mingw32) on Windows 10 and I cannot type any key combination including CTRL and ALT_GR on my swedish keyboard. I stumbled on this when I tried to use ...
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German input method: missing ' (single quote)

I am typing with a German ISO keyboard that I've set to US English in X: setxkbmap -layout us -model pc102 For entering German characters in Emacs, I do: (set-input-method 'german) Some special ...
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My left alt key (OS X) does not work as Meta key in Emacs (terminal)

I have an Italian keyboard layout. My left Alt/Option key does not behave as the Meta key in Emacs terminal (OS X), but it behaves as the Meta key in GNU Emacs (GUI) downloaded from https://...
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Keyboard layout changed but I don't know why

Sometimes, when I type quickly I do something that change the keyboard layout: the key that would produce < now produces |. Problem is that I don't know how I cause that and how to undo that! If I ...
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ALT as my modifier key stops me using a pound sign [duplicate]

I've just switched to Spacemacs (Evil mode), as it is time to change things up, having used Sublime Text for years. I have a British Mac keyboard which relies on ALT + 3 to output the pound sign (#). ...
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Fix org-mode agenda viewing of stuck projects with UK keyboard #

So this is a bit specialised. I've used org-mode for a while now but never before the agenda command to list a "stuck project". The sequence built in to do this with org-agenda is C-c a #. This ...
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Can't customize xah-fly-keys

I've read the documentation about customizing but I think my knowledge of Lisp is limiting things a bit. I want to bind a in command mode to move-beginning-of-line and QWERTY q (Dvorak) to move-end-of-...
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Dynamically change cursor color to indicate input script

I'd like to use the cursor color to provide visual feedback on the alphabet I am currently in (I sometimes have to switch rapidly between, say, Latin and Cyrillic, and find myself typing in the wrong ...
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How to insert special characters not on a US/UK keyboard?

At work I use a MacMini connected to an italian layout keyboard (please, look at the image) I've discovered that Emacs doesn't insert the characters @ and # when I use AltGr+ò and AltGr+à, ...
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Use xcape-like Control_L=Escape only in Emacs evil insert-mode?

I like the idea of xcape for exiting insert-mode by just quickly tapping Control_L, but I don't like how it leaves "unconsumed" escapes around in other modes, or in other programs/terminals, which ...
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Typing composite characters (e.g. diacritics) in emacs

When running GNU Emacs as a GUI (under Ubuntu), I can't type composite characters with a Spanish keyboard. For example, to type character á in a Spanish keyboard you first type the ´ key followed by ...
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Using function keys as “sticky” modifier keys

Is there a way to use a function key (like <f8>) as a sort of super-key-down event and then have the next keystroke (f.ex. s) then be interpeted as s-s? In other words, this will be similar to ...
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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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Accessing square bracket in Emacs with German Keyboard on Macbook with OS X

With the Germany keyboard layout you need to press ALT aka M to reach certain character one needs for programming C,C++, Java, JS, etc. For instance to reach square brackets [, ] you need to press M-5 ...
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How to remap the meta key on Linux?

How can I make an alternative keyboard key (e.g. the Windows key) act as the meta key in emacs? I am looking for a solution internal to emacs, so using xmodmap is out of the question.
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Why does Emacs not pick up all of my Mac OSX keyboard layout?

I'm using the custom keyboard layout found at https://www.kaufmann.no/roland/dvorak/macosx.html. When I use Emacs in gui mode, most keys are fine, but the 10-keys -- which the layout redefines like a ...
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Key bindings are not recognized with non-Latin keyboard layouts on Ubuntu

A lot of times I have to change the input language of the keyboard (from English to a different one) causing the problem of the Emacs commands to not be recognized. Normally when you press Ctrl+A you ...
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Emacs super key modifier on Caps Lock in Windows native and Cygwin emacs-w32

I use super modifier because it is transparent to any keymap (for example there is no need for C-c C-j or C-c C-x o in term terminal mode, any s-... command just works). Under X I use xmodmap. Under ...
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Open several files in a specifc layout with a shortcut

I would like to open in emacs, with a shortcut/bookmark three files in this configuration: _____________ | | B | | A |___| | | C | |_______|___| A is my main editing file, B is for ...
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How to setup keyboard for Normal mode in Evil [dvorak user]?

I am using a dvorak keyboard and Evil Mode. I would like to keep the qwerty keys while in Normal mode. And wonder if there is a more efficient way than remapping everything. I found this post that ...
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M-< and M-> don't appear to work

I am running emacs on Windows. I've been using the right alt key as my meta key for just about everything and it works except for M-< and M-> When I attempt M-< I get a message in the mini-...
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Generate dynamic keybindings depending on keyboard layout

This is a bit of an esoteric request so I will try to phrase it clearly. I am currently beginning to learn colemak and doing so through a series of transitional layouts that go by the group name of ...
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Names of all the keymaps for multilanguage remapping purposes

How do I extract the names for all of the keymaps in Emacs? I use English layout for programming. However I sometimes have to use a Hungarian layout, and I want preserve my keybindings in a ...
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How to use the Insert key to toggle `overwrite-mode` when using a PC keyboard in OS X?

By default, when using a PC keyboard attached to a Mac, OS X treats presses of the Insert key as presses of the Help key that appears on the extended Mac keyboard. How do I map that keypress to have ...
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SOLVED Emacs + Dvorak: C-c C-k bug

If you type C-c C-k (to abort a capture process, for example), you get a C-c C-v instead. It's like for this particular shortcut combo, Emacs interprets the hard key codes instead of the Dvorak layout ...
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How to map CJK input to english alphabet for purposes of key bindings and evil?

When I type in a CJK language, I would still like to be able to use emacs key bindings such as M-x, as well as vi keys in evil-mode normal-state. Is there a way to make emacs register the keyboard ...
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How to preserve emacs key bindings when changing keyboard layout?

Imagine that you change your keyboard layout. You have to spend time training your muscles to find the keys that you want to type, this is already hard enough. But you will also have to spend time ...