Joonas Sarajärvi wrote:
The change regarding the default vt made sense since it made the whole vt keystroke sequence more sensible. The change with regard to default setting for Ctrl-Alt-Backspace does not make sense. The default setting has not been causing anyone any problems outside of the tiny Emacs community. And the Emacs community as I said can create their own special xorg.conf file to deal with their special keystroke combination conflict. And please, Xorg changing the default is not some forward-looking thing in any way. It is nothing more than a special interest implementation for a tiny subcommunity that ends up impacting sysadmins and creating additional work for them and increases demands on time and resources.2009/3/28 Gerry Reno <greno verizon net>:The traditional three-keystroke combination of Ctrl-Alt-Backspace has been
Well there are plenty of Emacs users who do use those commands and who are having the conflict problem with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace.I don't know any perfect solutions, but in my opinion, it is good that some of the most obtrusive shortcuts are already (possibly) getting a non-default status. While I haven't lost any important work due to X.org zapping, I fail to see why a modern graphics system should have many keyboard shortcuts itself in such prominent places. I am also an Emacs user, though I haven't yet figured what control in Emacs is close to ctrl-alt-backspace. Maybe it's the Finnish layout that has something positioned more favourably...Try Ctrl-Alt-End or Ctrl-Alt-\. Emacs users can easily mistakenly type Ctrl-Alt-Backspace when attempting these keystrokes especially on laptops. But again, that doesn't mean we need to change default behaviors. What it means is that the Emacs community needs to prepare special xorg.conf entries for their purpose of disabling Ctrl-Alt-Backspace for them and not pushing a huge change on the massive overall Xorg community.I haven't probably ever used those commands in Emacs.