From: Carsten Dominik <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Daniel Clemente <email@example.com> Cc: Rustom Mody <firstname.lastname@example.org>, emacs-orgmode <email@example.com> Subject: Re: structure editing in brainstorming mode Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 14:28:17 +0100 [thread overview] Message-ID: <C49533D1-56F4-48FD-B400-1498FF256184@uva.nl> (raw) In-Reply-To: <87ljtwinjz.fsf@CPU107.opentrends.net> 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
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2008-12-31 13:28 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 [this message] 2008-12-31 13:33 ` Daniel Martins 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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