[Grml] C-M emacs key binding conflicts with fluxbox window manager

Jan-Pieter Jacobs janpieter.jacobs at gmail.com
Mon Mar 3 20:57:06 CET 2008

* Peter <p.vittali at tonhof.ch> [080303 19:38]:
> Hi
> I am using emacs 22.1.1 (GTK+ version) in a fluxbox environment.
> There are conflicts with C-M emacs bindings and the window manager.
> When I type for example C-M-f  in emacs (that is Control key and Alt key 
> pressed simultaneously and then followed by the key "f"), then the 
> firefox webbrowser opens. Obviously the window manager sees the key 
> sequence before emacs and intercepts it.
> What is the recommended practice to maintain C-M emacs key bindings 
> (remapping them all would be a pain) when working in fluxbox ?

The simpelest (and i guess only) solution is to remove any conflicting
keybindings in ~/.fluxbox/keys . See also man fluxbox.


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