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2616Re: Overwrite Selection

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  • cp200205
    Nov 1, 2010
      I guess I am back to this same wish. If text is selected and I type, can the selected text be automatically deleted?


      --- In jasspa@yahoogroups.com, 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".
      > -Th
      > 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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