I've just started with Vex, and want to use it for Docbook authoring.
I would like to customize keys for editing. For example, I find the arrow keys cumbersome for navigation. In my case, I'll be trying make editing a bit emacs-like. I have already switched the Eclipse keybinding "scheme" to "Emacs", but this doesn't seem to affect editing in Vex. I have also tried to set certain custom key-bindings in the Eclipse Keys preference, but to no effect.
For example, can someone tell me how I can make ^F do the same as forward-arrow?
Currently, Vex supports customizable key bindings for higher level commands only like move table column left/right (see full list of Vex commands with customizable key bindings by entering "Vex" in the filter of the Keys preference page).
For this feature request I opened bug 400939. Your comments are welcome.
I have implemented 34 basic Text Editing commands (see full list of commands: bug 400939). All shortcuts/keys of these commands can be configured in Window > Preferences > General > Keys, e.g. by switching to the Emacs scheme. The support of copy and cut text via "Set Mark" is still missing (you could vote for bug 401021 ).