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How do you type M-x? - Nathan
March 27th, 2008
03:58 pm
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How do you type M-x?
A quick little poll that explores one of the burning questions of... well, maybe 1994.

Poll #1161547 escape meta alt control shift

How do you type "M-x"?

Modifier key and X at the same time
6(17.1%)
Escape key, then X
17(48.6%)
Control and [ at the same time, then X
2(5.7%)
F11, then X
0(0.0%)
M, then "-", then X
1(2.9%)
Other keyboard technique (please explain)
0(0.0%)
A non-keyboard technique (please explain)
1(2.9%)

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From:crs
Date:March 27th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
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I used to map the right Ctrl key on the standard modern keyboard to "Execute" in X11, which made it act like M-x all on its very own in Gnu Emacs built for X11.

That was mainly on RS/6000s, but I think I copied it for a little while before letting it fall out of my dotfiles eventually.
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From:tla
Date:March 27th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
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If there is a functioning "meta" key on the bottom row of the keyboard I'm using, then it's that and the 'x' together. If I have to use Esc, it's two separate key presses.
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From:jered
Date:March 27th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
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I used to be a die-hard modifier key guy until I started using my Mac a lot. Modifier-x has too many unexpected side-effects on here to do that, so I switched to primarily ESC-x.
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