Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 102441
After an upgrade from RedHat 7.3 to RedHat 9 emacs scrolls differently.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:31 EST
This is a very annoyning change in emacs which exists in RedHat 9
and not existed in RedHat 7.3.
in RedHat 9, when I mark some block by a mouse and then scroll
text via pageup/pagedown the selection area extends to the current cursor position.
I need to type Alt-w to stop this.
This is even more annoying when by mistake pressing Ctl-w instead of Alt-w
and the block gets deleted.
It was so much more convinient in RedHat 7.3, where
there was to automatic change of selected area during scrolling,
and no Alt-w for every block copying was required to press.
Hmmm, I think this is transient-mark-mode, which is turned on
by default in new .emacs files. Without it there is no visual
feedback when mark a block using keybindings.
Personally, I rather like transient-mark-mode, but since
setting it in the default .emacs files changes the default
behaviour of Emacs, I'll comment it out the setting for now
Btw you can easily change this behaviour in your .emacs file
by commenting out the line:
(setq transient-mark-mode t)
with a semi-colon.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 90193 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.