This blog is supposed to be about what I’m learning and how the process of refining my use of Emacs is going, so each week I’ll be looking at what I wrote about in the past week (or perhaps earlier) and assessing how much I’ve been able to change my habits or otherwise make use of my new knowledge.
So this first week has gone pretty well—using
M-g M-g (goto-line) instead of
M-x goto-line has come up a couple of times and I’ve remembered the new way of doing things, and similarly
C-/ (undo) for undo. The change back to the prior handling of
line-move-visual hasn’t come up as much as I expected—I have a much wider terminal these days, so it’s less of an issue—but I’m nonetheless glad to have made the change back.
The one thing I’ve not internalized, and that I’m not sure I’m likely to internalize, is using
C-LEFT (left-word) and
C-RIGHT (right-word) for by-word cursor motion. The benefits versus
M-b (backward-word) and
M-f (forward-word) just don’t seem to be there—it turns out that for me, keeping my hands on home row outweighs the awkwardness of doing it all with one hand.
I’ve actually done a lot of other stuff this week, too—I’ve started using org2blog for all of my blogging (and will write about it shortly), reorganized my init process, started using
ido-ubiquitous, and a few other things. But, for this week, this is the end.