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* Too clumsy to promote/demote a region by multiple levels
@ 2012-03-18  3:40 James Harkins
  2012-03-18  7:52 ` Gustav Wikström
  2012-03-18 10:43 ` Jonas Hörsch
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: James Harkins @ 2012-03-18  3:40 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

Is there a reason why M-left and M-right (promote/demote tree headings) deactivate the selected region?

That is, if I use C-space and move the point to select a number of headings, and I want to demote them by three levels, currently after hitting M-right, the region goes away -- so I actually have to do

C-space (move the point) M-right
C-space (move the point) M-right
C-space (move the point) M-right

But I would like to be able to do

C-space (move the point) M-right M-right M-right

Is this possible?

I know that if there is no freestanding text underneath the headings, I could use C-x r t to add more *'s, but that breaks in a region where one or more lines are not headings.

I tried (on a whim) C-u 3 M-right, but the universal argument is ignored here.

Thanks,
James


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* Re: Too clumsy to promote/demote a region by multiple levels
  2012-03-18  3:40 Too clumsy to promote/demote a region by multiple levels James Harkins
@ 2012-03-18  7:52 ` Gustav Wikström
  2012-03-18 10:43 ` Jonas Hörsch
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Gustav Wikström @ 2012-03-18  7:52 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: James Harkins; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

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Hi!

Have you tried to use S-M-left and S-M-right? I't doesn't work with regions
but it works for a heading and all its subheadings at the same time.

/Gustav

On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 4:40 AM, James Harkins <jamshark70@gmail.com> wrote:

> Is there a reason why M-left and M-right (promote/demote tree headings)
> deactivate the selected region?
>
> That is, if I use C-space and move the point to select a number of
> headings, and I want to demote them by three levels, currently after
> hitting M-right, the region goes away -- so I actually have to do
>
> C-space (move the point) M-right
> C-space (move the point) M-right
> C-space (move the point) M-right
>
> But I would like to be able to do
>
> C-space (move the point) M-right M-right M-right
>
> Is this possible?
>
> I know that if there is no freestanding text underneath the headings, I
> could use C-x r t to add more *'s, but that breaks in a region where one or
> more lines are not headings.
>
> I tried (on a whim) C-u 3 M-right, but the universal argument is ignored
> here.
>
> Thanks,
> James
>
>
> --
> James Harkins /// dewdrop world
> jamshark70@dewdrop-world.net
> http://www.dewdrop-world.net
>
> "Come said the Muse,
> Sing me a song no poet has yet chanted,
> Sing me the universal."  -- Whitman
>
> blog: http://www.dewdrop-world.net/words
> audio clips: http://www.dewdrop-world.net/audio
> more audio: http://soundcloud.com/dewdrop_world/tracks
>
>

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* Re: Too clumsy to promote/demote a region by multiple levels
  2012-03-18  3:40 Too clumsy to promote/demote a region by multiple levels James Harkins
  2012-03-18  7:52 ` Gustav Wikström
@ 2012-03-18 10:43 ` Jonas Hörsch
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Jonas Hörsch @ 2012-03-18 10:43 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

On Sun, Mar 18 2012, James Harkins wrote:

> That is, if I use C-space and move the point to select a number of
> headings, and I want to demote them by three levels, currently after
> hitting M-right, the region goes away -- so I actually have to do
>
> C-space (move the point) M-right
> C-space (move the point) M-right
> C-space (move the point) M-right

as a workaround, you can shorten the procedure a bit by typing

C-space (move the point) M-right C-x C-x M-right C-x C-x M-right

still a bit suboptimal i agree.

cheers,
 jonas

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