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I am using Emacs-24.2. I start it from a linux server and display it on my Exceed server, on my WindowsXP desktop.

I have to type in the ESC key on my keyboard to get the META modifier.

What is the easiest way to fix this mapping please?

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You need to configure exceed to send meta to X-windows. See and the Exceed user manual about keyboard input.

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Yes, found the correct option. From French: in the "mouse, keyboard and opther input devices" panel, I assigned the Alt key to X instead of trying to share it with windows. – yves Baumes Oct 9 '12 at 12:47

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