Emacs Input breaks close-tab in browsers.
- I can't find any shortcut which can close a tab while Emacs
Input is enabled and the cursor is in the address bar.
- [ctrl]+w just is deleting from the cursor back to the beginning of the input field, instead of closing the tab. It is not putting the content into the clipboard. It is not specifically acting on highlighted text. In short, it's not acting like Emacs [ctrl]+w, and also not performing tab-close.
- To reproduce the error:
- Enable Emacs Input
- Launch Firefox or Chrome
- Open a new tab by pressing [ctrl]+t
- Try to close the new tab by pressing [ctrl]+w
- Expected behavior: [ctrl]+w would close the most recently opened, current tab.
- Actual behavior: no observable effect.
- Workaround: Before pressing [ctrl]-w, press [tab] to move the cursor out of the URL input field.
Emacs Input is an excellent tweak. It's great for moving to the end and beginning of input, and forward and backword by word. But the incorrectly implemented [ctrl]+w disables very useful functionality in some apps, and should be removed.