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Whenever I try to scroll up a pagewith Esc v on os x it only allows me to perform the action once, then I have to release the esc key and press it again. Is this a bug?

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No. The ESC key isn't a modifier, like Shift, Command, or Ctrl. It actually sends a key code of its own when you press it.

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Now if your keyboard has a Meta key, you can just hold that down. –  mpez0 Feb 19 '10 at 15:01

Command-V (Carbon Emacs) or Alt(Option)-v (/usr/bin/emacs on the terminal) perform the same scroll-up function and those modifiers work the way you expect them to.

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What is Carbon emacs? –  Zubair Feb 21 '10 at 11:38
    
"Carbon Emacs Package is a Mac-friendly distribution of the GNU Emacs text editor", available here: homepage.mac.com/zenitani/emacs-e.html –  JRobert Feb 22 '10 at 19:47

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