Linux Programming

Emacs – Disable Loading Help On Backspace Key

February 23, 2009

Another roadblock in my journey to master Emacs was that I’d constantly have the help menu popping up on me. It took me a while to figure out what was causing it as I type rather quickly so by the time I saw it come up I didn’t know what button caused it.  Turns out it was every time I hit backspace. Since this is rather annoying I looked into it and found a solution to it.

Open up your ~/.emacs file and add the following entry:

(global-set-key [?\C-h] 'delete-backward-char)

This will leave you with no binding for the help menu, but you can easily rebind that to another key combination.

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