Transposing keybinds in Emacs03 Aug 2015, by Artur Malabarba.
Transposing is another of those features that I really miss when not in Emacs.
It took me several months of actively reminding myself in order to finally
incorporate it into my regular arsenal. Now, not a day goes by that I don’t
transpose a few lines, and usually some words and sexps as well, but the
transpose-char still seems to elude me.
I hear this command is great at fixing some typos, so perhaps I don’t find it as
useful because auto-correct takes care of those for me. Meanwhile, the other
transpose commands have the very different role of refactoring code or moving
text around (
transpose-lines is specially nice with one-line-per-sentence text).
Whatever the reason, the point is that C-t is too good a key for a command that I’m not going to use and C-x C-t is too long for a command I use so often. The answer, of course, is to swap the two around.