[WHL] Re: Question about usage of C-number and M-number
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Nov 1 22:51:00 EST 2004
BTW, I rarely use registers for text, because C-k, C-w, and C/M-y are
so convenient. But I do use them a fair amount for rectangles, as
killing a rectangle and copying it to a register require the same
>>>>> "Ben" == Ben Wing <ben at 666.com> writes:
Ben> Funny ... My reason for making M-num be "paste" was exactly
Ben> the same :) M-2 and M-3 are easier for me. Maybe this is a
Ben> combination of my fucked-up hands (pinky + anything is
Ben> horrible) and the position of Ctrl in the bottom-left corner;
Ben> M-* is easy w/the thumb.
Right ... but I long long ago put
Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps,altwin:meta_win"
in my XF86Config. So with my pinky on Control (CapsLock), ring,
middle, and index fingers rest in the 2-Q-W triangle, on the 3, and on
the R, respectively. With my thumb on Meta (the left Windows key), my
index finger rests on the Kanji key (~ on US keyboards, IIRC).
I do thumb M-q and M-w, by the way, so I understand where you're
coming from. But M-1 and M-2 require arm movement to be comfortable,
and M-3 is awkward enough that I might as well get up and get coffee,
I'm not necessarily arguing for M-<regnum> to be the default, by the
way; just providing some input as to why I personally use C-<digit>
that might be true for other XFree86 users.
Ben> [I want to see *all* shift keys thumbable.]
Is this an task or just an expression of your needs?
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