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Questions tagged [keymap]

A keymap is a Lisp data structure that specifies key bindings for various key sequences. A single keymap directly specifies definitions for individual events. When a key sequence consists of a single event, its binding in a keymap is the keymap's definition for that event.

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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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local-map in header line

I'm trying to have a clickable button in the header-line. The code below works for the mode-line but not for the header line. Is there something specific to add? (setq-default header-line-format (...
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How does `C-x z` work?

Specifically, the keyboard event C-x, following by N z characters, will repeat the previous command N times. I do not understand how this can work. As far as I understand, after the input event C-x z,...
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What function does C-x invoke?

I learned that M-x invokes command execute-extended-command. Extended commands - GNU Emacs FAQ What command does C-x invoke? I looked through the reference but failed to find the answer.
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Unbind all keys from mode

I would like to prevent modes to add any custom keys to emacs. For example this works for default key map: (global-set-key (kbd "C-c") nil) And this works for ensime: (eval-after-load "ensime-mode"...
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How can I get RET to follow org-mode links when using evil-mode?

In org-mode, the link-following behaviour of RET, that should be present when org-return-follows-link is set, doesn't work in evil-mode. MWE from emacs -q: Load an org buffer containing a link. Note ...
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What is the difference between `C-i` and `<C-i>`?

I've just set (define-key input-decode-map "\C-i" [\C-i]) (define-key input-decode-map "\C-m" [\C-m]) (define-key input-decode-map "\C-[" [\C-\[]) in my config, but I noticed that C-i is now ...
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How can i change the bindings of an x-popup menu?

I use flyspell-correct-word-before-point(C-c $) which presents the candidates using x-popup-menu. To navigate through the options I have to use the up down arrow keys. I can't find any keymap that ...
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emacs (exwm) freezing when inputing accented letters

I'm currently running a new install of exwm on a french laptop. Writing in french means I need to input accents. Those letters I can input using dead keys without any problem but I cannot use the ...
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Get keymap that called function

I am trying to write a function that can be used to make a keybinding "remember" the key sequence that led up to the function being called. (defun modal-function (func) (funcall func) (set-...
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Issues adding super keybindings to term-mode-map on Mac OSX

I'm trying to bind Command-{ and Command-} to multi-term-prev and multi-term-next. I only want them in term-mode, since if I use it in a file buffer it will switch to show a terminal (which is rather ...
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Change major-mode keymap char-table

I'm trying to write my own major mode, which I want to use under MS Windows. Unfortunately, Windows doesn't have my favourite keyboard layout, so I'm planning to implement this keyboard layout in my ...
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How is the key <backtab> defined; how to obliterate it; and how to create a new one from scratch?

Logos Basically what I've been doing the past couple of weeks is trying to customize my keybinds one mode at a time; thus I've been going through each mode one-by-one and completely clearing its ...
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How do I get rid of RET being translated from <return>?

I'm overhauling all of my keybinds and I'm trying to keep it logically consistent. When I issue the command describe-key -> RET This pops up in the *Help* buffer: RET (translated from <return>...
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Emacs term in character mode still catching my keymap

I have the following code in my init.el (defun my-foo (arg) (interactive "^p") (message "We got hit") ) (defvar my-mode-map (let ((map (make-sparse-keymap))) (define-key map (kbd "C-r") '...
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Emacs execute keymap entry

Emacs defines a fair variety of objects that can be bound to keys, with e.g. global-set-key. (The canonical list can be found here). I would like to simulate the invocation of a keymap entry. For ...
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Yasnippet: How to create multiple snippet key bindings

I have a yasnippet with # binding: TAB f o o in the header. This is processed by the yasnippet library as 9 102 111 111. With respect to a keymap of a major-mode, both \C-i and (kbd "TAB") are ...
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Keybinds on xterm and emacs-nox

I've looked on google, stack exchange, GNU emacs manual, xterm manual, etc. and still haven't found an answer that satisfies my problem(s). Problem: Using Systems: Ubuntu 16.04, xterm, emacs-nox I ...
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How to troubleshoot a key binding prompting for more key presses?

I have a function bound to Ctrl-b, this runs a command immediately, however after some time running emacs, pressing this binding shows text C-b in the message bar, prompting for other keys to be ...
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Perform key translation in a major mode

key-translation-map allows you to globally translate keys. For example: (define-key key-translation-map (kbd "<f11>") (kbd "<f12>")) But what if I want to restrict the remapping to a ...
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Emacs Widget Library

Using this widget: (widget-create 'editable-field :size 4 :format "text1 %v text2") (widget-setup) I get the following output (where the underscores appear as a fillable grey area) text1 ____ text2 ...
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Call a function by its key (inside a script)

I have a tool that allows me to use the same key (shortcut) C-c C-f to call different functions. Actually I can choose different options (different functions) to pass to the LaTeX compiler, binding ...
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How to find all active bindings which act on a region?

As explained https://emacs.stackexchange.com/a/733/ C-h b lists all bindings available in a buffer. Is there a way to list all bindings which act on a region? For example C-w (kill-region) is one of ...
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Turn keymap number back to key sequence

When viewing a keymap, prefix keys and keys in their maps are displayed as numerical values. E.g. (keymap (M-delete . sp-unwrap-sexp) (27 keymap (23 . sp-copy-sexp) (6 . *-forward-sexp))) ...
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Making Keys Pass Completely Through Emacs

An Autohotkey remapping script I'm using uses the function keys F13-F24 to keep track of layers. This means that {F13 Down}, for example, may get sent as a virtual key code. This works fine for most ...
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What is the longest known key sequence in Emacs?

Qt supports Emacs-style keybindings, however for only up to four keys. To make a point why this limit should be increased it would be useful to show examples of Emacs-style keybindings with even more ...
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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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What does emacs want for non-ASCII keys

Under Debian-Jessie, Emacs recognizes qualified special keys, e.g. C-<home>, in an X terminal (e.g. mate-terminal) but in TTY it does not. I have corrected this by making a replacement keymap, ...
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Define widget key bindings

The following code: defines a major mode my-mode where C-d binding is redefined; opens a my-mode buffer inserting an editable-field widget. (require 'widget) (require 'wid-edit) ;; Define ...
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local keymap in mode-line doesn't work in terminal

I'm having trouble with getting local keymap:s to work in the mode-line, but only in terminals (with xterm-mouse-mode enabled). This applies to both the standard mode-line entries (like mode-line-...
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Emacs triple click handler

What handler is called when I make triple click ? For me, it select whole line. I want this behavior to be binded to C-l, how to do it ? EDIT: I tried to bind this to key, but not works, how to fix ...
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Problem with accented greek vowels

I cannot type a Greek accented vowel in emacs. In Xorg, I use the el keyboard layout and in other applications (e.g. Firefox) the normal way to type an accented vowel (e.g. ά) is, first the colon ...
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Emacs doesn't recognize certain keys outside Unity

I recently updated to Ubuntu 17.10, and Unity was replaced by Gnome3. Keys such as ´, `, " and ^ have stopped working in emacs. For ´, for instance, I get the following message <dead-diaeresis>...
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Are super and hyper key modifier permitted in major/minor modes?

I looked to (info "(elisp)Key Binding Conventions") and (info "(elisp)Keymaps and Minor Modes") and (info "(elisp)Major Mode Conventions") and didn't found any restriction to use H- and s- modifier in ...
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Convert bitmap vector keys into a human readable string

If you run (kbd "M-r") you'll get back the bit vector [134217842]. But what if I want to go the other way around: start with [134217842] and return M-r. How does one do that? I Have looked at the ...
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How to change mode-map of the minor mode?

I would like to change the mode-map of a minor mode with mode map. I mean replacing the original mode-map that was specified in the define-minor-mode call with another one. Keeping the two mode-map ...
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Proper way to provide a default optional parameter

I like doing PR reviews with Magit's diff, thus calling magit-diff-visit-file pretty often, providing a universal argument for the optional other-window parameter. To optimize the process instead of ...
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How to set the keybinding for addind the hash symbol (#) in spacemacs with MacOS and an UK keyboard

I'm using spacemacs on a Mac OS X laptop with a UK keyboard and I want to be able to use Alt-3 (M-3) to insert the hash symbol #. I tried to add this function that I found on this SO answer without ...
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How to reliably redefine scroll wheel in isearch? [I'm using Mitsuharu Yamamoto's Mac port]

I decided to define <wheel-up> and <wheel-down> to isearch-repeat-forward and isearch-repeat-backward in the isearch-mode-map. This works, but if you scroll quickly, it reverts to ...
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Changing a mode's keymap for the duration of a command's execution

I would like to bind TAB to my company-mode back-end only for the duration of a command's execution. I am trying to achieve this by using dynamic scoping as follows (the irrelevant part of the ...
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Using company-mode completion with read-from-minibuffer

The following code (mostly coming from here) creates a company-mode back-end and binds TAB to it: (require 'company) (defconst sample-completions '("procedural" "functional" "high-level" "low-...
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Define a customizable (defcustom) key binding

I want to allow the user to redefine key bindings for the interactive commands in a major mode. I tried putting them in strings, but I can't get the customized variable value in my mode-map. Here's ...
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How do I activate my keymap in my mode?

Following the Mode Tutorial, I /almost/ finished my own mode (my-mode). Now I only have the problem, that my mode-map settings seem to be ignored: (defvar my-mode-map (let ((map (make-sparse-...
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Is it possible to use let-binding for setting keys?

in LaTeX mode C-cC-f calls the tex-file function. I performed a litte tweak to that function and I wrote a tex-file-mod function. Now I'd like to call the tex-file-mode with the same key-binding ...
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Copy Paste - Hard to use with one Hand

Coming from casual IDEs I used CUA mode. Switching back to the vanilla keymaps I noticed that M-w & C-y (copy&yank) is significant harder to use with one hand than Ctrl c & Ctrl v Why are ...
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Keymap on region only updating from mouse click

I have defined some keymaps on org-mode src-blocks. If I click in the block with a mouse, I see the keymap is changed, e.g. the menu items change, and the new keybindings are active. However, if I use ...
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Run command on custom key binding [duplicate]

I am trying to customize emacs/spacemacs to run a command after a key stroke, like running eslint --fix command on the buffer to fix errors. I already tried (defun fix-errors-with-eslint () (shell-...
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Change default company mode keybindings

I think company-mode is a great package. Though I would like to change some keybinding it has assigned by default. For example, I would prefer not to use M-n and M-p in order to move in the different ...
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Fortran mode: Moving with M-f or M-b suddenly stopped working

I was using fortran-mode for some time without problem, but recently the bindings M-f and M-b stopped working. It seems that they are not bound to the forward-word and backward-word moving commands ...
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Persistent transient keymap for mouse scrolling

I'm trying to create a transient keymap that calls calls quick-peek-hide on any key except mouse scrolling, which should function normally. I've got the following: (let ((map (make-sparse-keymap))) ...