Emacs Key Bindings in Ubuntu 14.04

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 30 Mar 2014 01:32:02 GMT  <== Computers ==> 

I'm rather accustomed to having partial Emacs key bindings wherever I type text on my Mac. Strange that Ubuntu does that only in bash, by default (and, of course, Emacs itself). So I went googling for how to make it so, and found this at stackoverflow:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-key-theme "Emacs"

Worked like a charm. The per-user settings appear to be stored in ~/.config/dconf/user, which is some sort of binary database. Sigh. Unix used to be almost all text files. So much easier for us poor humans to grok that way.

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I agree. No reason not to have that in text

Submitted by Rick Hanson on Sun, 30 Mar 2014 02:10:02 GMT

I agree. No reason not to have that in text.

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Not being a programmer

Submitted by MamaLiberty on Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:20:04 GMT

Not being a programmer or even any kind of "geek"- all that is greek to me, Bill. I just have to go on dealing with the updates the best I can. :) Thanks anyway.

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Yes, MamaLiberty, the

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:22:02 GMT

Yes, MamaLiberty, the only people who will care about this post are those whose fingers know Emacs key bindings. That tends to be mostly we old programmers.

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LOL! See, I'm such a

Submitted by MamaLiberty on Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:21:04 GMT

LOL! See, I'm such a non-geek that I thought we were still talking about the Ubuntu update. :) I'll be quiet.

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