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Description of problem:
It's impossible to have Emacs keybindings in the evolution mail composer and
gedit and all gtk text widget. Maybe this is related with this bug in ximian
bugzilla : http://bugzilla.ximian.com/show_bug.cgi?id=41187
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. gedit &
2. Type some things in the composer
3. press Ctrl-a
Actual Results: ctrl-a select all text.
Expected Results: cursor should be in the beginning of the line "a la emacs".
The system is a fresh severn2 install. The "Text Editing Shortcuts" is set to
'Emacs' in gnome-keybinding-properties.
Does it work if you upgrade to 1.4.5 in rawhide?
1.4.5 of what ? Evolution ?
lftp ftp.redhat.com:/pub/redhat/linux/rawhide/SRPMS/SRPMS> ls *1.4.5*
-rw-r--r-- 1 ftp ftp 122658 Sep 09 20:54 cipe-1.4.5-18.src.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 ftp ftp 601065 Sep 09 20:18 compat-slang-1.4.5-6.src.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 ftp ftp 612999 Jun 16 14:09 slang-1.4.5-18.1.src.rpm
it's not evolution related. it's gtk-wide..
Of evolution, it may not be pushed yet (should be soon).
To set the gtk2 keybindings, go to preferences->keyboard shortcuts and change
the type there. But until evolution 1.4.5 and gtkhtml 3.0.9, evolution wouldn't
respect it. Also, some other apps have conflicting keybindings (eg, ctrl-a) via
the menus that cause emacs keybindings to not be 100% useful everywhere.
I was about to say "i disagree with notabug" but you're right. Menus say 'Select
All Ctrl+A". Is there a way to 'override' theese menu shortcuts ? I thought it
was the purpose of the /desktop/gnome/interface/can_change_accels gconf key, but
cannot figure how to change the shortcuts once it is enabled.