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Re: Annoying arrow key scroll behaviour in emacs 27

From: Steinar Bang
Subject: Re: Annoying arrow key scroll behaviour in emacs 27
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 17:17:14 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.2 (windows-nt)

>>>>> Steinar Bang <>:
>>>>> Michael Heerdegen <>:
>> Steinar Bang <> writes:

>>> Now I just got to figure out what switches the behaviour on
>>> (i.e. it's ".emacs bisect time" again...).

>> Alternatively add (debug-on-entry 'scroll-lock-mode) near the
>> beginning of your config and restart.  The backtrace should tell you
>> what invoked the mode, you see which form in which file is currently
>> processed etc.  c to continue.  Then remove the `debug-on-entry'
>> call.

> Huh... that was weird...?

> Looks like the command is run, but I swear it wasn't by me, at least not
> intentionally:
> What I did to get that stack trace was to Alt-TAB to a different window
> and back. Could it be that Alt-TAB is interpreted as Scroll_lock?

The Alt-TAB between window is the culprit!

Every time I switch into an emacs window with Alt-TAB I toggle
scroll-lock-mode on or off.

Very annoying!

Why is a command bound to Scroll_lock run when Alt-TAB is pressed?

And how can I get rid of it?


- Steinar

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