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Re: Replacing huge hidden selection when pasting text

From: Yuri Khan
Subject: Re: Replacing huge hidden selection when pasting text
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 23:54:04 +0600

On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 10:42 PM, Alexandre Oberlin <> wrote:
>> No. A Windows Notepad–like behavior is what you get with
>> transient-mark-mode, shift-select-mode, delete-selection-mode and
>> cua-mode all enabled.
> Sooo simple to emulate the sophisticated notepad ??
> Actually your statement is not true (at least in GNU Emacs 24.5.1)
> If I set the mark with all that you mention enabled, then the region is
> extended and highlighted when pressing the arrow keys without SHIFT, as well
> as while isearching. This is exactly what I want to avoid and it never
> happen in notepad.

Notepad does not have the notion of setting the mark. For accurate
emulation, do not do that.

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