FILE. Open, Ctrl-X, Ctrl-F. Save, Ctrl-X, Ctrl-S. Save As, Ctrl-X, Ctrl-W. Save All, Ctrl-X, S. Revert to File, Ctrl-X, Ctrl-V. Revert Buffer, Meta-X, revert-buffer. 58 time-saving Hotkeys for Emacs Extensive, exportable, wiki-style reference lists for Keyboard Shortcuts/Hotkeys. 51 Keyboard Shortcuts for Emacs at The internet’s online database for keyboard shortcuts.
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Fetch later minibuffer input or default. Find a tag a definition. Yank back last thing killed. Enter the Info documentation reader.
GNU Emacs Text editing. For example, here’s some of the keys for C language mode. Split window, above and below.
Character delete, not kill – forward. Best Keyboards for Emacs. By Emacs key policy, key shortcuts for each language mode’s commands all have this difficult combination: Prefix each line starts with.
It was a sign of expertise to have learned the UIs of dozens of applications, since a novice user facing a new program would find their existing knowledge of a similar application absolutely no use whatsoever. The function keys, F1 to F12are very good key space for user to define their own shortcuts. Some programs used Escape to cancel an action, some used it to emwcs one; WordPerfect used it to repeat a character.
Save region in register. Select menu item by name. F5 to F9 are only 6 keys. Display buffer in other window for frame.
Eappend to last keyboard macro. Undo an unwanted change.
GNU Emacs keyboard shortcuts ‒ defkey
Skip to next without replacing. Insert contents of another file wmacs this buffer. Some programs used End to go to the end of a line, some used it to complete filling in a form.
Thanks to Rainer Joswig for correction about the history of the lisp machine’s keyboards. Complete up to one word. Fetch previous minibuffer input. Thus, every program had to be learned individually and its complete user interface memorized. Find tag in other window for frame. Cougar has a huge new gaming chair: Its aim was in part to bring about harmony between MS-DOS applications, which until then had implemented totally different user interfaces.
Delete this window for frame. Go to line ending.
GNU Emacs keyboard shortcuts
It would have been hard to get the new Emacs bindings accepted by the community if they differed for such basic commands. For example, they should be on the home row.
Follow cross reference return with 1. Expand previous word dynamically. Do you have any useful tips for program? For example, the cursor moving keys are scattered around the keyboard with positions that are most difficult to press.
Return to last node you saw. Execute a shell command. Go to top node of Info file. Switch cursor to another window.