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mdrockwell
mdrockwell

Biggest complaints about Linux in my single day with it: typing an em-dash is a massive pain and copy/paste uses ctrl instead of the command key.

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pimoore
pimoore

@mdrockwell I hear ya about the control key, I had to jump between my main Mac and an older one with Linux installed for some scripting purposes. I wanted to rage quit. 😂

How do you type an em-dash in Linux?

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mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@pimoore well, I type an em-dash on Linux by googling "how to type an em-dash on Linux" each time and then follow the instructions in whatever guide I find.

(I can never remember the steps when I want to type it)

pimoore
pimoore

@mdrockwell Good call! 😂

Knowing Linux, I wouldn’t be surprised if different distros have different keybindings for it.

mjdescy
mjdescy

@mdrockwell Based on your em-dash comment, I’m assuming you are a Mac user. Is that right? Apple’s keyboard shortcuts for “special” characters have always been way better than those on Windows. I think most Linux interface designers and developers prefer the Windows way of doing things, which leads to bad interface desisions like the “em dash” problem you’re facing. Because it is Linux, you could probably remap the keyboard somehow, like this person did.

mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@mjdescy neat, I'll give that a look!