Ubuntu – gtk-key-theme Emacs: what keystroke is for select-all


I prefer emacs keystrokes, but select-all doesn't seem to be part of the emacs vocabulary, or at least, the gtk-key-theme for emacs. M-w isn't working to copy the selected region.

  1. What's the keystroke for select-all?
  2. Where is a key binding map for this theme?


Best Answer

  • There is a simple binding for "Select all" in gtk: C-/

    It’s defined as a general GtkTextView signal and not specifically part of the emacs key theme. But it works fine with it. It's defined as an alternative to C-a. While the latter gets reinterpreted by the emacs theme C-/ remains valid for "Select all".