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Re: Text selection can't be erased by pressing delete

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Text selection can't be erased by pressing delete
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 15:27:27 +0300

> Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 14:08:57 +0200
> From: Gabriel TEIXEIRA <>
> I've been working with three simultaneous emacs windows, each one 
> containing a diferent project, and I noticed that two of those three are 
> presenting a weird behaviour. When I select a text in those windows 
> (like by pushing Shift and then the arrow keys), and then I push the key 
> Delete, I expect that the selected/highlighted text be erased, but 
> instead, it erases a single character to the left of the cursor (like 
> would happen without the selection) and the selection disappears 
> (although the same operation works with Backspace or Shift+Delete 
> normally). It seems that the Delete key is not anymore aware of the text 
> selection. It is even more weird the fact that this doesn't happen with 
> the window that I opened the last and the other windows that I opened 
> after to check the behaviour. I seems that emacs "wears" after some time 
> opened. Anyone have any idea of what's this? Is this a bug or I typed 
> accidentaly any command that triggers this behaviour?

What does the following command display, when you invoke it from each
of the 3 windows?

  C-h c <Delete>

That is, type "C-h c", the press the <Delete> key.

Also, what version of Emacs is that?  What does "M-x emacs-version"

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