Emacs and HUD bindings clash

Bug #943820 reported by si14 on 2012-03-01
32
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu
Undecided
Unassigned

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.

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. It seems that your bug report is not filed about a specific source package though, rather it is just filed against Ubuntu in general. It is important that bug reports be filed about source packages so that people interested in the package can find the bugs about it. You can find some hints about determining what package your bug might be about at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage. You might also ask for help in the #ubuntu-bugs irc channel on Freenode.

To change the source package that this bug is filed about visit https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/943820/+editstatus and add the package name in the text box next to the word Package.

[This is an automated message. I apologize if it reached you inappropriately; please just reply to this message indicating so.]

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.

To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers