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From: "Daniel Martins" <danielemc@gmail.com>
To: Carsten Dominik <dominik@science.uva.nl>
Cc: emacs-orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>,
	Rustom Mody <rustompmody@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: structure editing in brainstorming mode
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 11:33:49 -0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <6ac505ad0812310533mf8895a7sda303bc652cbd100@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <C49533D1-56F4-48FD-B400-1498FF256184@uva.nl>


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 I wish you a (transient-mark-mode -1) and a happy new year :-)  ???

May your transition into the next year be highlighted ???

(comment-add 0)
(setq happy-new-year t)

Daniel


2008/12/31 Carsten Dominik <dominik@science.uva.nl>

>
> On Dec 31, 2008, at 12:36 PM, Daniel Clemente wrote:
>
>
>>  Thanks.  But I had to turn on transient mark mode for it to work.
>>>> Intended behavior I guess?
>>>>
>>>
>>> Yes.  Everybody should turn it on.  Why would you not?
>>>
>>>
>>  Why „should" everyone use transient mark mode? Not everyone has to like
>> that setting, and some may prefer to work without it.
>>
>>  I myself find it confusing because when I set the mark, I want just to
>> mark that point for later use (to jump quickly there, for instance).
>> transient-mark-mode assumes that I always want to *start a region*, which is
>> not true.
>>
>>  I also like to select text without highlighting; it is less distracting
>> and more readable.
>>
>>
>>  I wish you a (transient-mark-mode -1) and a happy new year :-)
>>
>
>
> OK, point taken.  I hardly ever use the mark as a jumping point.
>
> When I need to remember a position, most of the time I split the
> window, go to where I want momentarily in the new window, and
> then close that window again.
>
> I thought that transient-mark-mode was the only way to make use
> of commands that automatically use the region if one is active.
> But because of your mail, I went back to the Emacs manual and
> learned about the Momentary Mark, which is
> transient-transient-mark-mode, sort of.  Pretty nice, this is
> a viable alternative to turning on transient-mark-mode, so viable
> that I am now considering turning off transient-mark-mode :-)
>
> OK, rephrase:
>
>  To use region-sensitive commands, everybody should either
>  turn on transient-mark-mode, or learn about the momentary mark.
>
>
> May your transition into the next year be highlighted.
>
> - Carsten
>
>
>
>
>
>> Daniel
>>
>
>
>
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  reply	other threads:[~2008-12-31 13:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-12-29  5:58 Rustom Mody
2008-12-29 12:51 ` Matthew Lundin
2008-12-30 23:55   ` Carsten Dominik
2008-12-31  6:04     ` Rustom Mody
2008-12-31  8:07       ` Carsten Dominik
2008-12-31 11:36         ` Daniel Clemente
2008-12-31 13:28           ` Carsten Dominik
2008-12-31 13:33             ` Daniel Martins [this message]
2009-01-01  6:42             ` Rustom Mody
2009-01-01  8:58               ` Carsten Dominik
2009-01-01 22:53         ` Matthew Lundin
2008-12-29 16:36 ` Bernt Hansen
2008-12-29 17:15   ` Nick Dokos
2008-12-30  0:50 ` Olaf Dietsche
2008-12-30 14:11   ` Rustom Mody
2008-12-31  0:23     ` Carsten Dominik
     [not found] <200812291702.mBTH2sVD004384@bp34.u.washington.edu>
2008-12-29 19:44 ` Scott Otterson
2008-12-29 20:10   ` Matthew Lundin

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