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I've a question about using Emacs as editor and terminal.

I split my window into different windows with C-x 3for example. One of the generated Window is used as terminal with M-x term. Usually I switch with C-x ointo another window. Suppose I switched to the terminal buffer, from there I cannot use C-x o to switch to another buffer.

What short cut can I use to switch from the terminal buffer into another?

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Do you know about M-x shell? It plays nicer with emacs. –  Tom Apr 27 '12 at 11:58
    
Thank you for your comment. It seems that there C-c o is working. –  math Apr 27 '12 at 12:31

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C-c CHAR This is equivalent to C-x CHAR in normal Emacs. For example, C-c o invokes the global binding of C-x o, which is normally other-window.

(Emacs info file, "Term mode")

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Perhabs my question was not clear. In every window, I can switch to antoher using the short cut C-x o. In the terminal window, nothing happens. I have to use the mouse to switch to another window. This just does not work in the terminal window! So, my question, is there another short cut to switch from a terminal window in Emacs to another? –  math Apr 27 '12 at 10:31
    
If I use C-c CHAR, in my case, C-c o nothing happens in Emacs. –  math Apr 27 '12 at 10:32
    
Are you using normal term-mode? C-c o works for me, after M-x term RET RET (which prompts for /bin/bash in my case but that should not affect things). Also, what version of Emacs? (Mine is 23.4.1) –  geekosaur Apr 27 '12 at 10:35
    
Im using 23.4.1, too. Yes, I did exactly the same M-x term RET RET. Strange, .... I just note that I can't kill the window running terminal with C-x k. It seems that in such a terminal window I'm not able to use short cuts. –  math Apr 27 '12 at 11:20
    
The standard emacs commands are not available in terminal windows, because you often need to be able to send keys directly to what's running in the window; that's why C-c is normally rebound. I don't know why that isn't working for you. –  geekosaur Apr 27 '12 at 11:31

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