emacs key bindings
Microsoft's apps don't support the standard "emacs" style navigation keys, unlike virtually every other Mac application. A long-time Mac user such as myself is crippled when I type ^P from muscle memory and a print dialog pops up instead of the cursor moving to the previous line. Can we get support for "emacs" style navigation in the Microsoft Mac applications? At least as a configuration option?
Yuan Jiang commented
Microsoft should give user a choice by a config option to treat CMD and Ctrl as the same or as different.
Eric Bergerson commented
I can't agree more with all the previous posters. I very much want to give Outlook on Mac a fair chance, but without the default emacs-like mac keybindings, I continue to grow more frustrated. Consistency across applications has been an incredibly successful design mantra within Apple forever. I realize Microsoft may have the same feeling about being consistent across their applications. However, it would behoove them to at least allow the user to choose which design pattern they are most comfortable with when working with MS products on an Apple platform.
Jason Addison commented
I hate this so much. emacs-style navigation is available everywhere: Mac apps, web apps, every shell, every programming REPL, anywhere in Linux, emacs (of course), ... except Microsoft. If Microsoft wants the respect of non-Microsoft users, as they repeatedly claim, making emacs-style navigation easily available in their products seems like an easy win.
Dale Houston commented
This is the most frustrating thing about Outlook on the Mac, which is otherwise a really nice progam.
Chris Shenton commented
The docs indicate I have to create Mac bindings specific to the Outlook application; painful, but I can deal. But then it wants me to enter the App Shortcut "exact name of the menu command you want to add" -- how the **** am I supposed to know that? I want ^F to move my cursor forward, ^P to move to previous line (not print!). How do I find these so-called "commands"?
Randy Antler commented
I use emacs key binding in essentially every Mac application, because that's how Mac applications work. It's extremely jarring and frustrating not to be able to do so in Outlook.
I would add that it appears as though ⌘ and Control are treated as equivalent in the Outlook UI, which breaks so many things.