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Re: tty emacs ESC Delay problem


From: Karl' Enrik' el Karleoj kaj Artimo
Subject: Re: tty emacs ESC Delay problem
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 10:09:47 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

"Cameron Matheson" <address@hidden> skribis:

> I've just recently begun using Emacs.  Being a convert from Vim, I use
> VIPER mode, which works wonderfully for me as long as I'm using the X
> (gtk) version of Emacs.  I have a problem when using the TTY version
> though.  Pressing ESC switches from visual mode to ex mode, but if I'm
> using emacs in a terminal (or linux console), there is a short delay
> in which I cannot press another key or else Emacs will interpret the
> keypresses as C-foo instead of whatever command I wanted to issue in
> ex mode.  That is to say, if I hit <ESC>, pause, and then hit 'j', my
> cursor moves to the next line as expected.  But if I hit <ESC>
> (release), and then immediately press 'j', the newline-and-indent
> function is issued.  I can't figure out why it's only an issue in the
> non-X version of Emacs.  How can I go about eliminating this pause?

Perhaps

   M-x customize-variable viper-ESC-keyseq-timeout

?

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Carlos Enrique Carleos Artime     2:343/107.6     Fidoreto, fidinda reto


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