emacs key combinations on notebooks

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg71444] emacs key combinations on notebooks*From*: "agarzon" <agarzon75 at gmail.com>*Date*: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 04:41:14 -0500 (EST)

Hi, I'm working with Mathematica version 5.0.1.0 on Linux. In an older version of Mathematica I used to move inside the input cells (in the notebooks) with emacs key-combinations, like control-e (to move the cursor to the end of the line), control-a (to move cursor to the beginning of the line), etc. I have looked around the help material to see how to enable this feature in my new version but I haven't found any entry related to it. Surprisingly the work "emacs" doesn't return any matches when entered in the help browser. My first question is if somebody knows if emacs key-combinations are available in Mathematica version 5.0.1.0 (in the notebooks) and how to enable them. I know there are elisp files to work with mathematica on emacs. I have tried mathematica.el by Jim Pivarski. It is great to have all the text edition capabilities of emacs for typing input, but it is heartbreaking to see the output in the emacs text interface. On the other hand the text edition features on the notebooks are very limited,and is really annoying to move around using the mouse or the arrow keys, but it is really convenient to see the output in mathematical notation. My question is if there is any way to combine emacs style input with notebook style output. I'd like also to hear comments or suggestions from people who share this point of view and maybe had established a work methodology to overcome the difficulties on either side or both. Thanks.