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I'm just starting to use Emacs. I'm having a hard time remembering the keyboard commands. Maybe there is some system to it that I haven't noticed yet?

Why do some things use Meta and some Control? Why is split window C-x 2?

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It is as it is, <Ctrl> gives control and <Meta> is meta-ish. Why something is as it is is subjective, you should consult the Emacs manual and developers... –  Tom Wijsman Jun 22 '11 at 20:40
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Check out the SO question "Learning emacs - useful mnemonics", and I'll point out my answer which points out patterns in the key bindings.

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