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Re: Mouse support does not work

From: Aaron Meurer
Subject: Re: Mouse support does not work
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 08:28:35 -0700

On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 7:37 AM, Drew Adams <> wrote:
>> Actually, I'm starting to feel like I should replace I-search
>> with something else entirely... It does several things I don't like:
>> - You can't edit the search buffer with editing commands.  This is the
>> most annoying.  If I press M-del to delete a search word, it instead
>> deletes the word under the cursor.  If I want to delete the word, I
>> have to repeatedly press delete.  It's even worse than that, because
>> pressing delete by default does a reverse i-search! So I have to
>> delete until I get back to the first occurrence, and then until I
>> delete the word.  Or just C-g and restart.
> `M-e' in Isearch.  Lets you edit the search string anyway you like.  You have
> all of Emacs at your disposal to edit it.

Thanks.  Is there a way to make that default? In other words, any edit
command will always edit the search string unless I press RET to end
the search.

>> - As I noted, it kills the search when you scroll.
> See previous reply: set `isearch-allow-scroll' to non-nil.

Great. I've got to remember to make searching M-x customize my first
resort when I want to change something.

Aaron Meurer

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