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Re: Stop fiddling with my preferences

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Stop fiddling with my preferences
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:59:57 +0200

> Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:45:24 +0100 (CET)
> From: Roland Lutz <address@hidden>
> cc: address@hidden
> On Sun, 23 Nov 2014, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > See the NEWS excerpt below (although having such complaints from people
> > who clearly don't read NEWS is hardly an incentive to continue with
> > these efforts).
> These instructions are helpful (I didn't know about the NEWS file at that
> point) but they are missing `delete-active-region'.  Sure, it's documented
> a few paragraphs above, but it doesn't say that it's enabled by default.

Like I said, please report this as a bug.

> For electric-indent-mode, it says:
> > *** `electric-indent-mode' is now enabled by default.
> > Typing RET reindents the current line and indents the new line.
> > `C-j' inserts a newline but does not indent.  In some programming modes,
> > additional characters are electric (eg `{').
> >
> > *** New buffer-local `electric-indent-local-mode'.
> After a bit of confusion with the argument of electric-indent-mode (nil 
> enabling the mode), I disabled it globally.  However, this disabled all 
> other electric characters, too.  I couldn't find documented how to revert 
> to the previous behavior where `{' is electric but RET isn't.

I think you want

  M-x electric-indent-just-newline RET

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