OT - "Soft" ESC key on the new MacBook Pro

mm0fmf none at invalid.com
Wed Dec 14 12:11:51 EST 2016


On 14/12/2016 02:40, Paul Rubin wrote:
> Skip Montanaro <skip.montanaro at gmail.com> writes:
>> Does the lack of a physical ESC key create problems for people, especially
>> Emacs users?
>
> Not a Mac user and I rarely use ESC instead of ALT while editing with
> Emacs on a local computer, but when editing remotely I do have to use
> ESC because the Gnome terminal emulator steals a few ALTed keys.  Maybe
> there is a way to stop that behaviour but it didn't occur to me til just
> now.  Hmm.
>
> Meanwhile the concept of a computer with "no escape" just shows Apple
> getting deeper into existentialism.  First it was the hipster Mac users
> with the Beatnik black berets and turtlenecks, and now this. <wink>
>

If you need a full time ESC key then you are just "typing it wrong" as 
Steve Jobs would say if he wasn't dead.



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