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Re: string-rectangle provides on-the-fly preview, undesirably

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: string-rectangle provides on-the-fly preview, undesirably
Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2017 16:37:36 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> The command C-x r t string-rectangle in version 24 and previously
> would "Replace rectangle contents with STRING on each line
> (‘string-rectangle’)."  The same happens in version 25 but
> differently.  In version 25 the change is displayed incrementally
> character by character as you type.  With a large displayed rectangle
> this can cause a lot of dynamic "flicker" as every character on the
> display is moved.  This is driving me crazy.

I suggest you file a bug-report for it.  We could/should limit the
preview so it's only done on the visible portion of the text.

> Is there a way to return to the previous version 24 behavior?

Yes, the option is called (surprise surprise) `rectangle-preview`.


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