can I get emacs key bindings in Confluence?

Ack! In almost every other application except Confluence, I can use Emacs-style special characters to do basic editing: Control-A, Control-B, Control-E, Control-F, Control-K, etc. I even used them in the web interface as I'm typing this message!

It wouldn't be so bad if Confluence just didn't do anything with those industry-standard special characters (ok, I'm a bit biased), but Confluence uses Control-B to toggle "bold", so I'm constantly cluttering up my Wiki pages with bold characters.

I don't expect you to change things, but I also can't believe I'm the only Emacs user who is frustrated by Confluence. Can you suggest anything?

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Yup, I find this annoying. I've always fixed this in Confluence itself, such that on Mac systems only Command works (not Control).

Recently install Confluence 5.6.5, still has the issue, so I wrote a blog with details:

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