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Friday February 18th, 2000

What *one* feature would you most like Mozilla to have by final release? If it's already on the slate to be in the final release, let us know why it's important to you. Just click the Responses link to join the conversation! Our forums are quite civil, and we'd love to hear your opinions.


#160 Re: emacs keybindings

by gwalla <gwalla@despammed.com>

Sunday February 20th, 2000 9:34 PM

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Ugh. Much as I love using emacs (I'm not being sarcastic, it's a great program), I really think Mozilla should stay away from the whole multiple-key shortcuts thing. It would confuse the heck out of any user not already familiar with emacs (just as I was confused when I first used emacs, "Why won't it save when I press Ctrl-S? #^#$^!!!")

Mozilla should not require special training for use. I couldn't use emacs for anything better than basic text editing (no windows or frames, no special features while in c++ mode) until I got the O'Reilly book.