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Re: bug#7637: 24.0.50; Caps Lock triggers set-mark-command

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: bug#7637: 24.0.50; Caps Lock triggers set-mark-command
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 23:32:42 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

A user has reported that under a certain KDE setting, Caps Lock breaks
Emacs by making every motion key a shift-motion key, thus breaking the
shift-selection feature.  Does anyone have KDE installed to test this?

Mitja Uršič <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm using it in Debian Lenny with KDE.
> I do have Caps Lock and Control swapped by kcontrol, though.
>  > Turning on caps lock also turns on set-mark-command.
>  > All C- and M- moving commands from then on mark text
>  > into a region.
>  > This does not apply for the four arrow keys.
>  >
>  > To reproduce:
>  > 1) Write some text.
>  > 2) Set caps lock to on.
>  > 3) Move around the text with C-p, C-n, M-b, M-f and other
>  > C- and M- keys for moving point.
>  >
>  > Region is now marked despite that no C-<SPC> was pressed
>  > or otherwise set-mark-command invoked.

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