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Re: Enabling Transient Mark Mode by default

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Enabling Transient Mark Mode by default
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 21:09:27 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

"David De La Harpe Golden" <address@hidden> writes:

> On 20/02/2008, Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:
>>  The issue of the mark being active when you don't want it, is
>>  particularly acute for people who push marks for navigation purposes.
>>  Maybe we could make C-SPC C-SPC in tmm push the mark and deactivate it.
>>  That might be sufficient for those people who occasionally push marks
>>  for navigation.  For those who do it often, the best is for them to turn
>>  off transient-mark-mode.
> I use tmm and sometimes push marks just for navigation, but I then
> just hit C-g to get immediately rid of the activation (when I bother
> at all) after a C-SPC - the mark is still pushed.  C-SPC C-g is only
> slightly more awkward than C-SPC C-SPC.

>From the number of keystrokes.  But between C-SPC and C-g I get annoyed,
and that takes longer to wear off.  And if you happened to have a slow X
connection, the cost of the entire screen flashing the mark-active face
in your face might also cause an interruption of work.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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