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Re: M-x moves over prefix text in minibuffer

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: M-x moves over prefix text in minibuffer
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 09:51:12 +0200 (IST)

On Tue, 8 Jan 2002, Jonathan Kamens wrote:

> Type M-x, then type M-x

I assume you meant M-b instead of the second M-x.

> and your cursor moves back over the 'x' in
> "M-x" in the minibuffer.  Then when you try to type a command, you get
> "Text is read-only".  You shouldn't be able to move the cursor back
> onto the prefix or prompt text in the minibuffer.  In Emacs 20, you
> can't.

It's a feature.  It lets you, for example, copy parts of the
minibuffer prompt to the kill ring.  If you don't like the new
behavior, customize the variable minibuffer-prompt-properties and turn
on the Inviolable property.  (This is in NEWS, btw.)

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