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In my .emacs I have the follow setting:

(define-key evil-motion-state-map “\C-u” ‘scroll-up-command) This works well.

But what if I wanted to change it to spacebar or Return key?

(define-key evil-motion-state-map “<return>” ‘scroll-up-command) (define-key evil-motion-state-map “SPC” ‘scroll-up-command) Nothing spectular will happen, the return/Enter key and spacebar are behaving their standard behaviour. I looked around for the right keys, and it seems they’re the rights keys. For example,

(global-set-key (kbd “<return>”) ‘save-buffer) Works fine.

What am I doing wrong in Emacs/Evil with the Enter key?

ReneFroger 2014-04-12 00:47 UTC

ReneFroger, This works : (define-key evil-normal-state-map (kbd “RET”) ‘scroll-up) Though I don’t know much about lisp or programming for that matter. Copy pasted and changed from some existing lines in .emacs

– SA 2014-08-01 16:48 UTC

You should never bind ‘C-u’. It is important that it remain bound to command ‘universal-argument’. If not, you are inviting trouble throughout Emacs.

DrewAdams 2014-08-01 16:52 UTC

The quick install instructions are wrong. Somebody who cares about evil-mode should fix them

– Anonymous 2014-11-12 10:42 UTC

Yes, “quick install instructions” are missing one line:


Someone please fix, I spent 1 hr looking into this issue, somehow I got to Package.el. From there I was able to figure it out, under “configuration”

My ~/.emacs:

(require 'package) (push '("marmalade" . "") package-archives ) (push '("melpa" . "") package-archives) (package-initialize)


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