Emacs and HUD bindings clash

Bug #943820 reported by si14 on 2012-03-01
This bug affects 6 people
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Bug Description

After recent update I've found that HUD uses Alt-X and Alt-W as keybindings and appears when one presses any of them. This shortcuts are very common for Emacs (it's de-facto standard for "show available commands" and "copy", respectively) and HUD's activation makes Emacs nearly unusable. Emacs has a very broad usage, so I think it's a serious usability issue.

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tags: added: bot-comment
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-03-01
tags: added: hud
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
indy (davide-ricci82) wrote :

It affects me too.

I suggest to set up a short waiting time after the release of the <Alt> key.
If in... let's say 200ms, no other key is pressed, then the HUD can show up. If not, he HUD does not show up.

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