I am just tired of reaching for the home and arrow keys. There is a windows hack: http://www.davesquared.net/2008/02/emacs-key-bindings-everywhere.html How can we achieve that in linux? The alternative is to make every textfield editable in a emacs buffer, see this question: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/239768/how-to-edit-text-anywhere-with-your-favorite-editor-in-linux

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You can't. There isn't a single class or object that's used to input text in Linux programs. There is on MacOS, but not on Linux.

  • Autokey can do some of cursor movement through shortcut, but it doesn't work all the time.
    – godblessfq
    Feb 5, 2016 at 10:34

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