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Re: Avoiding moving point into minibuffer prompt area

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Avoiding moving point into minibuffer prompt area
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 11:04:43 +0200
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Luc Teirlinck wrote:

Lennart Borgman wrote:

I think it is quite confusing that you can move the point into the prompt area in the minibuffer. Why don't we use something like the code below to avoid this:

As I already pointed out, I personally do not find this confusing, but
very useful.  For people who do not like it, however, the
functionality you want is already available.

M-x customize-option RET minibuffer-prompt-properties RET

and check:

Thanks Luc! I supposed someone would say they wanted to copy the prompt but I thought then one could turn off the hook (since I supposed those who want to are seasoned Emacs users).

I did not know about this option however. The current behaviour is probably not what a new user expects. I can't think of any other program that behaves like this. Shell prompt for example do not.

I agree with Drew that the default should be that "Inviolable" should be on (it should not be possible to move the point into the minibuffer prompt). Is not that in line with how we have thought in other similar cases?

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