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I know this is not a Windows site, so my apologies. I use Ubuntu all day, every day, and have finally convinced my buddy to try it. He is on Windows 7, so we installed this. It seems to be working great, but when he hits C-p ( prev. line ) it is trying to print the page for some reason.

So, 2 questions. Is there a way to make it stop that, and is there a way to just run it from the command line, or without all of the fancy mouse stuff? Essentially as --no-windows?


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This site is OS-agnostic. What gave you the impression that it was otherwise? – Dennis Williamson Dec 28 '10 at 22:14
As evidenced by the thousands of questions tagged windows, @Dennis is correct. – Shinrai Dec 28 '10 at 22:18
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Does Ctrl+C copy and Ctrl+V paste?

If so, it's probably in cua-mode.

Try adding

(cua-mode nil)

to his .emacs file, or disable CUA mode in the Options menu.

Of you could disable just Ctrl+P by adding something like this in .emacs:

(global-set-key "\C-p" 'previous-line)

And if none of that works, try typing this:

M-x describe-key <Ctrl><P>

where M-x means press Alt and x and

means press Ctrl and p.

It will say "It is bound to print-buffer" or "It is bound to ps-print-buffer-with-faces" or similar. Then Google for Windows Emacs print-buffer, or whatever it is bound to.

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I forgot to mention, but CUA is definitely disabled, I'll try adding the set-key line to the pref file. – Josh Dec 28 '10 at 23:00

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