## Sunday, December 24, 2006

As a humble priest in the order of Emacs, I try to do everything I can to convert users from the dark side to the light. One such occasion occurred recently, and I was asked "Can emacs use the Windows keybindings for cut, copy, paste? (C-x, C-c, C-v)". Of course, this is heresy, but instead of calling for a jihad, I simply said "Of course it can!". A quick web search later, and I had found CUA-mode. Here is a local link to the .el file. To activate it, add the following lines to your .emacs file:
;; CUA mode (load "cua-mode") (CUA-mode t)
This mode is interesting, since it doesn't just rebind C-x, C-c and C-v, you can still use these important keys for running your favorite emacs commands, instead it uses complex waits to see if you really wanted to run a command, rather than cut, copy or pasting.

Cool, but it's still heresy! C-k, C-y, C-x r k, these are the commands of the faithful! Long live the Jihad! :)