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Re: Cursor movement key repeat painfully slow when text selected

From: hector
Subject: Re: Cursor movement key repeat painfully slow when text selected
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 21:16:42 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 01:14:49PM -0500, Skip Montanaro wrote:
> I work in an environment where my desktop computer runs Win 7 and I
> use PuTTY to connect to the Linux hosts on which I actually do
> software development. When I get to a dev host, I run a GUI instance
> of Emacs. It comes up in its own X window. Everything's fine until I
> select some text. Emacs helpfully changes the background to indicate
> the region between point and mark which is currently selected. If I
> hold down any cursor movement keys (arrows, C-p, C-n, etc) cursor
> movement grinds to a halt. I suspect the basic problem is that the
> Xming X11 server is a dog.
> Is there some way to make the highlighting of the selected region
> lighter weight (maybe just highlight mark and point or just mark) so
> less work needs to be done by the server to keep the display updated?
> Unfortunately, PuTTY and Xming are a given. I have no ability to
> replace them with anything more efficient.

I like the old emacs behaviour with no transient mark mode.
(M-x transient-mark-mode). After all you can always know where the region
is with exchange-point-and-mark.

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