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Re: Transient Mark Mode on by Default?

From: Teemu Likonen
Subject: Re: Transient Mark Mode on by Default?
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 10:08:42 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

Tim Visher (2008-12-17 20:57 -0500) wrote:

> Once again I need help with a disparity between my home installation
> and my work installation. At work, on Windows, Emacs appears to have
> the standard mark mode turned on by default (i.e. the mark gets set
> and activated automatically and does not highlight the region). At
> home, on my Mac, it appears that the mark-mode is Transient by
> default, which really is undesireable as a lot of the little work
> flows I've developed at work (such as M-< M-w to grab the contents of
> a buffer that I just finished writing) just don't work nearly as well
> when I have to remember to set the mark manually, nor do they look
> nearly as clean when the highlighting junk comes up. Anyone know how I
> can fix that?

I think Emacs 23 is (will be) the first version with transient mark mode
switched on by default. In any case you may want to customize these

    M-x customize-option RET transient-mark-mode RET
    M-x customize-option RET mark-even-if-inactive RET

The latter, if non-nil, keeps mark even if the (transient) region is

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