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I work with Xubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Air. There are various posts about how to use Emacs' keybindings under gnome (see, for example, Enabling Emacs Keybind on Google Chrome, reverting from emacs keybindings in chrome, or

I installed gconf-editor and replaced "Greybird" by "Emacs" in desktop -> gnome -> interface -> gtk_theme. This change did not seem to have an effect, though.

How can I get Emacs keybindings under Xubuntu? [C-s for "search" and C-y for "paste" in google chrome, for example]

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Found here:

xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Gtk/KeyThemeName -s Emacs

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In principle, this seems okay (C-a, C-e works), but C-y for example does not work... – Marius Hofert Jun 1 '12 at 22:15

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