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Seriously though, whose bright idea was it for ^w to close windows? That key combo's supposed to ERASE A WORD, NOT CLOSE THE FUCKING WINDOW


@architect old CUA/Mac shit from '84. They could care less what Emacs and readline assigned their binds.

Well, screw those guys then. And should I ever write a browser, there's no way in hell I'm closing a window/tab on ^w

Creamed Corn Magician @calvin

@architect except literally everyone else who learned to use a browser and software consistent with CUA binds and has never touched Emacs or readline in their lives.

I myself just keep the muscle memory separately.

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It's less easy for me living inside a terminal for the overwhelming majority of what I do. But it's most frustrating when working in an HTML5 console for VPS configurations