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bug#11191: C-x C-x does not activate the selection anymore with cua-sele

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: bug#11191: C-x C-x does not activate the selection anymore with cua-selection-mode
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2012 13:06:33 +0200

On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 13:00, Kim Storm <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 04/09/2012 07:50 AM, Dan Nicolaescu wrote:
>> Chong Yidong<address@hidden>  writes:
>>> Dan Nicolaescu<address@hidden>  writes:
>>> [recipe edited]
>>>> emacs -Q
>>>> M-x cua-selection-mode RET
>>>> M-<
>>>> C-SPC C-f C-f C-f C-g
>>>> C-x C-x
>>>> now the selection should be active, but it is not.
>>>> This worked in emacs-23.3, so this is a regression.
>>> Looks like this change was made deliberately:
>>>   revno: 102844
>>>   committer: Kim F. Storm<address@hidden>
>>>   branch nick: trunk
>>>   timestamp: Fri 2011-01-14 16:06:17 +0100
>>>   message:
>>>   * emulation/cua-base.el (cua--init-keymaps):
>>>   Remap exchange-point-and-mark in cua-global-keymap.
>>> The docstring of `cua-exchange-point-and-mark' says it does not activate
>>> the mark.
>>> Kim, could you confirm that this was the intention?
>> In emacs-22.3 and 23.3 it does activate the mark.
>> C-x C-x also activates the mark in the trunk without
>> cua-selection-mode.
>> Wouldn't it be better that instead of changing something that has been
>> present in two major releases and is consistent with the default behavior,
>> to change the docstring?
> The current behaviour is "by design"
> Personally, I find it very annoying if C-x C-x activates the mark with
> cua-mode - as it becomes very
> hard to enter another C-x C-x to cancel it (it actually requires three C-x
> typed rapidly -- otherwise
> it will delete the region.  That is why cua-exchange-point-and-mark doesn't
> activate the mark
> by default.

I agree that it would be very annoying if C-x C-x activates the region
when cua-mode is on!

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