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In emacs,

What do I press on my keyboard that corresponds with the keybinding.

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A- is the Alt key. Unless you have changed it from the default from within Emacs, that is Alt on the keyboard.

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I thought Alt was "M" or Meta? –  Nathaniel Saxe Aug 3 '10 at 7:58
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If you are using a mac, A- corresponds to the command key, or the so-called Apple key. For one example of a key binding defined this way, see my answer to another question here.

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A- on a windows keyboard it must be the Windows key On a Mac it is the cmd but I prefer to let cmd be the meta. So I add this line in my .emacs

(setq mac-option-key-is-meta nil)
(setq mac-command-key-is-meta t)
(setq mac-command-modifier 'meta)
(setq mac-option-modifier nil)
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