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God Mode — no more RSI

Lot of posts recently about the desire to reduce RSI from too much keyboard use in Emacs. Although I didn’t look up any studies or evidence of this, the idea of hacking how to handle keybindings in Emacs is always interesting.

God mode is one way to “simplify” things.

Basically you go in and out of the mode, and when in it, single key strokes are automatically prefaced with a control, and meta commands are prefaced with a g instead.


  1. David wrote:

    The example in the readme looks suggestive. Of course you wouldn’t press the control key each time but rather would keep it pressed. So it should look more like this:

    Before: C-p-k-n M-^ ) C-j-y M-r C-x z z M-2 C-g-g C-x-s
    After: p k n g ^ ) j y g r . . 2 g g x s

    That looks a little better. But it’s granted that having to hold control while pressing other keys will still add strain… Still I find it discomforting that “God” mode in “Emacs” is the “normal” mode in vi. Seems like the editor war is over.

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 14:10 | Permalink
  2. Grant wrote:


    Convergence nears.

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 16:14 | Permalink

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