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Re: add non-chord keys to repeat isearch

From: Deniz Dogan
Subject: Re: add non-chord keys to repeat isearch
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 17:51:19 +0200

2009/6/9 Drew Adams <address@hidden>:
> I often repeat `C-s' (same search string), over and over and over.
> You too, right?  Poor pinky.
> (define-key isearch-mode-map [next]  'isearch-repeat-forward)
> (define-key isearch-mode-map [prior] 'isearch-repeat-backward)
> Duh! Why I never bothered to do that before, I dunno. I've been doing it 
> forever
> in Framemaker (which doesn't have incremental search), but I never thought to 
> do
> it for Emacs too. Blinded by habit, I guess.
> I propose that Emacs do the same thing out of the box.
> Someone (Richard?) will no doubt argue that he prefers to have `next' exit
> Isearch and move down a page, and similarly for alternative bindings one might
> propose here. And perhaps there will be other arguments against (I know some
> people just don't like adding bindings to `isearch-mode-map'). But to me this 
> is
> a no-brainer (now that I think of it ;-)).
> P.S. No removal of any bindings, just addition of these two.
> You can still use `C-s C-s C-s C-s C-s C-s' if you prefer.

I have no idea what the "next" and "prior" keys mean. Could you please
explain? Thanks.

Deniz Dogan

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