Firefox crippling (was: What next?)

Paul A. Houle ph18 at
Mon Jun 6 14:47:07 UTC 2005

On Mon, 6 Jun 2005 10:11:10 -0400, Alan Cox <alan at> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 07:07:02AM -0700, Kenneth Porter wrote:
>> >^W is a Unix "delete previous word" keybinding.
>> I remember using that on TOPS-20 in the early 80's. Did it inherit the
>> command line hot keys from early Unix?
> via emacs. Traditional unix never had 'delete word'. I suspect it may  
> have
> come via teco originally but lets not mention that too many times in case
> it comes back to life ;)
> Alan

	Can you really win by changing key bindings?

	You might be able to do it with Firefox,  but if you mess with my emacs  
keybinding it will be just another application that gets the

rpm --erase ...
make install


	I use emacs on at least five different operating systems a day,  it's bad  
enough dealing with ^H-backspace-delete problems,  I don't need to see it  
changed.  emacs is a solid application that really works,  I find myself  
losing work with emacs about once every two years.  you can do whatever  
you like with the half-working GUI "rpm --erase"ware that comes with RH,   
but don't mess with tools I need to get work done.

	(For instance,  I need emacs so I can make configuration changes in 20  
seconds that my coworker needs 20 minutes to do through the GUI because  
the GUI screws things up and makes the machine go off the network.)

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