Home > emacs > Emacs Meta key

Emacs Meta key

Typing M-x using one hand was just not working for me. Both Alt keys on the keyboard are meant to behave as a Meta key but mine did not. Turns out that all I had to change was my Keyboard settings. Here is what I did on Ubuntu (Generic Keyboard Layout).

Keyboard Layout options.

  1. Alt/Win Key behaviour
    • Alt and Meta are on the Alt Key
  2. Third Level choosers
    • Press Right Ctrl to choose 3rd level (Previously set to Press Right Alt to choose 3rd level)
    • Press Right Win-Key to choose 3rd level

That worked. Now both Alt Keys behave like Meta.

Categories: emacs Tags:
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s