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Re: Automatically highlighting the symbol under point

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: Automatically highlighting the symbol under point
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 07:36:51 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

John Mastro <address@hidden> writes:

>> I am using prelude and if my point is over a symbol then I can call
>> 'highlight-symbol-under-point' which works great. However, I can't
>> figure out how to turn it off.
> You can use `unhighlight-regexp' (on `C-x w r' and/or `M-s h u') for
> this. It prompts for a regexp, but for your scenario you can just hit
> `RET' to accept the default.
>> Ideally, I would like it to automatically highlight the symbol under
>> point all the time, or at least when in a programming mode - is that
>> possible and any prior art you can point me at?
> Check out `idle-highlight-mode' (available in MELPA) for that:

Or alternatively, highlight-symbol-mode from


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