2616Re: Overwrite Selection
- Nov 1, 2010I guess I am back to this same wish. If text is selected and I type, can the selected text be automatically deleted?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Thomas Hundt <thundt@...> wrote:
> Yes, I know what you mean. Windows apps get you used to doing stuff
> like that. Hitting ^W is not possible? (I think you can do it even
> after you've typed something and noticed that your selection has become
> un-highlighted and has started being pushed to the right by your new
> text. Just because an area is no longer highlighted does not mean it is
> not still selected.)
> If you really do want this, I guess the question for MicroEmacs is, how
> is it supposed to know when to do this auto-killing behavior. Whenever
> something is selected, and the selection is highlighted, and you hit a
> self-insert key (i.e., not a navigational or command one)? It could be
> called "windows notepad mode".
> Jeremy Cowgar wrote:
> > Is it possible to configure MicroEmacs to overwrite what is currently
> > selected? I have gotten into the habbit of doing things like Shift-Home,
> > Hello, World! By default, MicroEmacs un-selects the text and where ever the
> > cursor is, starts entering the text I enter.
> > I would like it to remove the text on first key stroke. Is that possible?
> > Jeremy
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