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Re: Ctrl-x Ctrl-x (exchange-point-and-mark)

From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Ctrl-x Ctrl-x (exchange-point-and-mark)
Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 13:47:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Harry Putnam <address@hidden> writes:

> Sean Sieger <address@hidden> writes:
>> Harry Putnam <address@hidden> writes:
>>     I see there are no customizing option matching
>>     `exchange-point-and-mark' (Ctrl-x Ctrl-x)
>> C-g doesn't suit you?
> No not really... its actually quicker to strike spc bar twice (to me)
> What I had hoped for was some setting so that there wouldn't be yet
> more clickety clack to exchange point and mark .. I don't understand
> why it defaults to selecting the region.  
> Maybe I'm using C-x C-x for the wrong purpose (to return to previous
> location) and should be using registers.. but again, its more messing
> around.  That would require. 
>   C-x r spc <select name> <enter>
>   C-x r j  <select name <enter> to return
> As opposed to C-x C-x
> Maybe there are more ways to return to previous location?
> [...]
> Štěpán Němec <address@hidden> writes:
> [...]
>> Did you actually read the documentation of `exchange-point-and-mark'?
>> Unless I'm missing something, using a prefix argument should do what you
> I saw that, yes but wasn't looking for a solution that involved more
> key strokes.  Striking spc bar twice is bad enough but at least fairly
> quick. 
> Something like C-1 C-x C-x might get to be routine.. but doesn't seem
> so handy just at a few tests.

I tend to use C-x C-x and then M-w rather than C-g. Yes, it does copy too but 
any paste
is soon rid of by M-y.  Heh, looking at it, it seems somewhat convoluted
but it works well for me with the way my hands rest on the keyboard.

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