One of the reasons that I love GNOME so much, is that I can set Emacs keybindings globally in the gconf-editor. Now, (that I am stuck on Windows for a time, I have found xkeymacs:
One trick, (so far), is to disable C-t (transpose-chars) for firefox, as it blocks the shortcut for opening a new tab. (I saw one person who set C-x 2 (split-window-vertically) for opening a new tab, but didn't take the time to learn how to do it...)
With a little side of applesauce...
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