As everyone new to Emacs know, adapting to Emacs key binding takes quite a while. When I first started using Emacs, even though I found for example C-x k a quite odd key binding, I tried to learn it, no questions asked.
As I got more comfortable with Emacs I adopted more and more Emacs standard key bindings. But there was this one thing I just couldn’t understand why to use. I’m talking about the movement keys: C-n, C-p, C-f, C-b, M-f and M-b.
I read books and tutorials on Emacs and everywhere it said these are the movement keys in Emacs. But more importantly, none of them mentioned why you should use them.
I never found out why by reading any Emacs material. The way I found out was by just starting to use them. I thought, if I use Emacs, I should go the whole nine yards. So I started using the movement keys and after a while I realized why you should use them.
These are the main reasons why you should use the movement keys instead of the arrow keys:
I really hope this post help you drop those inefficient, ugly and stupid arrow keys!
Ps. Using the movement keys involve a lot of Ctrl-key usage, which kills you little finger. Read about how you can save it