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Bug 267370 - Keyboard shortcut mappings using option-shifted characters should not be inserting these characters
Summary: Keyboard shortcut mappings using option-shifted characters should not be inse...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ide
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version: 8.0.2
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS X
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: issues@ide
Keywords: UI
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-07-31 20:28 UTC by Pandemonica
Modified: 2016-07-31 20:28 UTC (History)
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Description Pandemonica 2016-07-31 20:28:32 UTC
Product Version = NetBeans IDE 8.0.2 (Build 201411181905)
Operating System = Mac OS X version 10.11.5 running on x86_64
Java; VM; Vendor = 1.8.0_60
Runtime = Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 25.60-b23

I want to customize the EMACS character map to closer resemble the real EMACS behavior.
In the Mac's Terminal program (and X11, and in other places where EMACS is allowed) the META shift is mapped to the option key.

So I want to map "previous page" to meta-v or (in the mac) Option-V.

The shortcuts editor is perfectly happy to allow for this.
When I attempt to use it, it goes up a page. As expected.
But then it ALSO inserts a square root symbol into the code. Which is the symbol that the Mac generates for Option-V.
This is clearly not a desired effect.