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Re: Can I type text without changing my current cursor point?

From: B. T. Raven
Subject: Re: Can I type text without changing my current cursor point?
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 12:25:55 -0600
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20081209)

dIbMx2 wrote:
ithai levi <address@hidden> writes:

I'm almost sure I saw this once, I just can recall the sequence. What I want to do is to hit C+something and then type but have my cursor stay in its current point
and not move forward. Then I can somehow exit this mode (ESC) and type some 
text which will be
inserted in between. This could be useful to type a prefix, a suffix and then 
the content without
having to move the cursor back.

I would type "obj.method(" then press C+? then type "); // a comment", press ESC and type 
without moving the cursor.

(what I do now is use C+SPC to set the mark, type and then press C+x C+SPC to 
go back to the mark)

TIA :)

cua-set-rectangle-mark   C+return

obj.method("C-spc"); // comment C-x C-x will put you after the first quotation mark via exchange-point-and-mark-nomark. This isn't exactly the same as pop-global-mark, which you are using now. C-x C-x is slightly easier than C-x C-spc. I put it on one keychord with:

(global-set-key [(super <SPC>)] 'exchange-point-and-mark-nomark)

but I'm a little hazy on the vector notation. The .... -nomark feature may be an artifact of pc-selection-mode.


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