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How do I set the command key as Super on osX? [duplicate]

I am running the graphical version of Emacs 26.1 on osX, and I have (when (eq system-type 'darwin) (setq ns-command-modifier 'super)) in my init.el. However, when I do e.g. s-t, it brings up the ...
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What is Emacs' “Hyper?” key?

QMK defines Hyper as Ctrl+Shift+Alt+GUI. XFCE4 is treating my Left super as Hyper, which also happens to be the key that was configured as Hyper in xmodmap when the shortcut was defined. Emacs doesn't ...
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Binding option + arrow keys/backspace on Mac OS while still being able to enter special characters

I want to be able to bind ⌥← to move the cursor to the previous word, ⌥→ to the next word, ⌥↓ to scroll down a page etc. in Emacs on Mac OS, as in native text editing controls, but also still be able ...
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Understanding emacs keys

I'm vim user and I've just started using emacs with evil. But one thing I'm finding really hard to understand is when do we use <C-x>, <M-x> etc. I want to understand when to use Control ...
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Can I use Right Alt/Ctrl Keys as Alt/Super/Hyper modifier keys of Emacs in Windows 10?

I noticed that I've rarely used Right Control Key and Right Alt Key in my keyboard, so I'm wondering if I can use them as Alt/Super/Hyper modifier key in Emacs. Is such a thing possible in Windows 10? ...
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Forward, backward etc sexp not working

I want to use the forward-sexp function in Emacs, which on my Spacemacs for Mac is bound to C-M-f. Similarly for the backward-sexp. However, upon pressing C- for Control, and then the Meta key, which ...
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Super-s: How to express it? Is some escaping needed in the syntax?

This code binds "Super-c" to lambda: (global-set-key (kbd "s-c") (lambda () (interactive) (jump-to-register 'q))) How can I bind Super-s? They are both denoted as "s&...
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How to interpret the org-mode-map key binding?

From the docs https://org-roam.readthedocs.io/en/master/ecosystem/, org-mode-map has binding for s-Y (use-package org-download :after org :bind (:map org-mode-map (("s-Y" . org-...
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Meta+Shift-Return in iTerm2 on Mac not working [duplicate]

Have you met the case that Emacs in iterm2 on Mac does not recognize M-S-RET (Meta(Option)+Shift+ Return key)? I guess it's related to the modifier key conversions in terminals. M-S-RET is used in ...
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Is there a way to use CTRL and SUPER key modifiers together in a keybinding?

I would like to be able to use CTRL and SUPER key modifiers together in a keybinding. Since I'm on Mac OSX I use Command key for SUPER modifier. I tried this: (global-set-key (kbd "C-s-i") 'move-...
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Capital A Meaning in Emacs Syntax?

I'm familiar with M being the modifier key in Emacs syntax but I'm reading the instructions for a package and it is telling me to prepend the modifier with A. A-M-n I've tried a few different things ...