XKeymacs is a keyboard utility to realize emacs like-useability on all windows applications:
Get it here:
Here is a quick overview of how to use explorer with xkeymacs to get the fastest file manager around (for emacs users that is)…
Directory Movement Commands:
Up Directory Backspace Up (New Window) C-h
Current File Movement Commands:
First File C-a Last File C-e Next below C-n File above C-p File to the right C-f File to the left C-b Start Selection C-Space Clear Selection C-Space (when selection active)
Standard file manipulation commands:
Copy M-w Cut C-w Paste C-y Delete C-d
To search for a filename in the current directory, just start typing and explorer does the matching.
C-s for doing global searches using the standard windows Find subsystem. I reccomend turning off the talking puppy and setting it to advanced interface mode.
Wow, I’ve gone from despising working in Windows to LOVING (well… not minding 😊 ) it in like 5 minutes with this app, AMAZING!
Anyone have XKeymacs working on Windows 7 (64-bit)? It runs, but doesn’t seem to function - i.e. C-a in notepad just highlights all, not move to beginning of line. (I’m using XKeymacs 3.47.) I’m betting it’s the 64-bitness that’s causing the trouble, but I’m going to really miss it until it works again.
[Update 12/3/09: It partially works in Win7 64-bit - many commands work, but C-x commands don’t and M- commands don’t if there’s an accelerator key in the app (M-f brings up the file menu, e.g. ESC-f works, but is a pain to use.)] --RobDavenport
Did anybody try this one? http://en.sourceforge.jp/users/fujieda/pf/xkeymacs64/files/?id=224 --NRMStritzel (Update 7/18/11: This seems to work great in Win 7 64-bit! --gregcor)
http://xkeymacs.sourceforge.jp/index.html.en this seems to be the latest location.
Update 04/17/2017: Just tried the 110830 version and it does appear to work in Win7 64-bit, although the system tray indicator doesn’t seem to correctly reflect the state of xkeymacs for different processes - I assume when 64-bit processes have focus. Will attempt to build it myself. --RobDavenport
Update 4/20/2017: Was able to build the latest code from Mr. Fujieda’s 9/2014 git code, using VS2015, and it built and runs well - in 64-bit Windows 7 and Windows 10 (https://osdn.net/projects/xkeymacs/scm/git/xkeymacs/). --RobDavenport