Handling 4 Kinds of Return in Org Mode

You might want more than a few ways to “return” when inside of Org; I did.

Make it really easy to work in existing list items,
headings, and tables

  • This is listed first because I often go back to modify entries
  • <return> because it is used the most
Make it really easy to add new list items, headings, and
table contents

  • M-<return> because the binding comes with Org
For when I want to break out of the default
Org indentation to start working at the beginning of the line for example when
I’m done working in a list or have just created a new heading

  • C-M-<return> because it is next step “lower” in the binding
When I want to insert a new line between the current
and next line then position the cursor correctly indented at the start of it.

  • s-<return> because it is that is the last place in the modifier key chain

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