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[h-e-w] Re: M-x not working

From: Markus Heller
Subject: [h-e-w] Re: M-x not working
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2011 09:57:23 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (windows-nt)

Michel de Ruiter <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Markus,
>> I have a peculiar problem with emacs 23.2.1 on Windoze 7 64 bit.
>> Since yesterday, M-x doesn't work anymore.  By this I mean pressing M-x
>> has no effect at all.  I can use ESC-x as a substitute, but I'd like to
>> know what the issue is.
>> My M key is working, e.g. M-w does what it's supposed to do.
>> I have started emacs without customization by moving my .emacs to a
>> different location, without any effect, M-x still doesn't do anything,
>> while M-w works as advertised.
>> I'd appreciate any hints on how to solve this mystery.
> Probably Alt+X (as it's called in the rest of Windows world) is intercepted 
> by some other program. Did you install anything new recently?
> Groente, Michel.

Turns out growl for windows was the culprit; see


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