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How to get keystrokes displayed in the echo area immediately?

How do I get keystrokes displayed in the echo area immediately? For example: when I enter the key sequence C-u j, it will not display in the echo area immediately, but then I press key k, and I ...
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log keystrokes with timestamp and other metadata?

If I evaluate this form: (open-dribble-file "/home/joe/keys.log") then type something, Emacs saves what I type to the keys.log file: <return>hellow<backspace> keyloggi<down-mouse-5&...
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How can I convert a C-key code into a 'normal' key code?

Background With jumping packages like Ace and Avy, you can start a function, provide a query char, and then jump to somewhere based on further input. (Lately I've preferred Avy, but that's irrelevant ...
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Control+Meta key is not working

I am using Emacs 24.4 with Ubuntu 14.04. I just discovered that the C-M keyboard sequences are not working in Emacs. For example in elisp-mode the key C-M-left is bound to backward-sexp, but when I ...