Editor commands are initiated by one or more key sequences . A single key sequence usually involves holding down one of two specially defined modifier keys, while at the same time pressing another key which is usually a character key.
The two modifier keys referred to are the
) key and the
When using Emacs emulation on a keyboard without a
) key can be used instead. Note that
must be typed
pressing the required character key, and not held down.
When using KDE/Gnome editor emulation
is the cancel gesture, so LispWorks provides an alternate gesture to access editor commands:
. For example, to invoke the command
Find Source for Dspec
Ctrl+M X Find Source for Dspec
To continue the search, type
An example of a single key sequence command is
which moves the current point to the start of the line. This command is issued by holding down the
key while at the same time pressing
Some key sequences may require more than one key sequence. For example, the key sequence to save the current buffer to a file is
. Another multi-key sequence is
which saves all buffers to their relevant files. Note that in this case you do not press the
key while pressing
A few commands require both the
key to be held down while pressing the character key.
, used to select the previous buffer displayed, is one such command. If the
key is being used in place of the
key, then this key should be pressed
part of the key sequence.
There is a key sequence for which you cannot use
, because it is not actually implemented as an editor command (it works in other windows too). This is the default break gesture
described in Aborting commands and processes. As there are so many different types of keyboard, if it is not possible to assert which is the
key on your keyboard, it may be marked with a special character, such as a diamond, or it may be one of the function keys -- try
. From this point on we refer exclusively to the
key in this manual.