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Re: [Orgmode] structure editing in brainstorming mode

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] structure editing in brainstorming mode
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 14:28:17 +0100

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


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