Alt-m d keybinding for a package is sequential?


I (think) I’m having issues with keybindings for a package (merge-conflicts).
For example with alt-m d, I thought it would just be holding down alt-m and then pressing ‘d’ at any time, but that doesn’t work. It just sometimes triggers alt-d, or enters ‘d’ or ‘m’ into the editor.

What I found was that pressing alt, m, d in sequence with a (not too) small interval works fairly consistently, even though jumbling or timing it too slow or quickly can make it misfire like above.

Is that how these keybindings are supposed to work? Shouldn’t the keybinding settings show alt, m, d in that case?

Works with both left and right alt key.
I’m using Atom 1.0.8 on OS X 10.10.
Using a norwegian keyboard, but have tried changing the input type to U.S. too.


Sequences such as these are generally Alt+M D. In other words, you press Alt+M and release it, then press D quickly thereafter. (I think the timeout is 500ms?)

Have you tried using the Keybinding Resolver (Cmd+. on OS X and Ctrl+. on other platforms)? It will show you what key Atom saw you press and the command that was triggered because of it.


Thanks! Had no idea about the resolver but I can see now that Alt+M works with the left alt, while the right triggers alt-d, ‘m’, etc.