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Standard Keymaps

The following symbols are used as the names for various keymaps. Some of these exist when Emacs is first started, others are only loaded when their respective mode is used. This is not an exhaustive list.

Almost all of these maps are used as local maps. Indeed, of the modes that presently exist, only Vip mode and Terminal mode ever change the global keymap.

Buffer-menu-mode-map
A full keymap used by Buffer Menu mode.

c-mode-map
A sparse keymap used in C mode as a local map.

command-history-map
A full keymap used by Command History mode.

ctl-x-4-map
A sparse keymap for subcommands of the prefix C-x 4.

ctl-x-map
A full keymap for C-x commands.

debugger-mode-map
A full keymap used by Debugger mode.

dired-mode-map
A full keymap for dired-mode buffers.

doctor-mode-map
A sparse keymap used by Doctor mode.

edit-abbrevs-map
A sparse keymap used in edit-abbrevs.

edit-tab-stops-map
A sparse keymap used in edit-tab-stops.

electric-buffer-menu-mode-map
A full keymap used by Electric Buffer Menu mode.

electric-history-map
A full keymap used by Electric Command History mode.

emacs-lisp-mode-map
A sparse keymap used in Emacs Lisp mode.

function-keymap
The keymap for the definitions of keypad and function keys.
If there are none, then it contains an empty sparse keymap.

fundamental-mode-map
The local keymap for Fundamental mode.
It is empty and should not be changed.

Helper-help-map
A full keymap used by the help utility package.
It has the same keymap in its value cell and in its function cell.

Info-edit-map
A sparse keymap used by the e command of Info.

Info-mode-map
A sparse keymap containing Info commands.

isearch-mode-map
A keymap that defines the characters you can type within incremental search.

lisp-interaction-mode-map
A sparse keymap used in Lisp mode.

lisp-mode-map
A sparse keymap used in Lisp mode.

mode-specific-map
The keymap for characters following C-c. Note, this is in the global map. This map is not actually mode specific: its name was chosen to be informative for the user in C-h b (display-bindings), where it describes the main use of the C-c prefix key.

occur-mode-map
A local keymap used in Occur mode.

query-replace-map
A local keymap used for responses in query-replace and related commands; also for y-or-n-p and map-y-or-n-p. The functions that use this map do not support prefix keys; they look up one event at a time.

text-mode-map
A sparse keymap used by Text mode.

view-mode-map
A full keymap used by View mode.

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