[OS X Emacs] column editing
Thomas S. Dye
tsd at tsdye.com
Wed Nov 19 23:39:36 EST 2008
Yes, sorry. I was following the link Nathaniel Cunningham provided
earlier in the day, which looked interesting. I didn't anticipate all
On Nov 19, 2008, at 5:42 PM, David Reitter wrote:
> On 19 Nov 2008, at 19:27, Thomas S. Dye wrote:
>> Hmm. Then these instructions about cursor color in Preferences.el
>> don't seem to have the correct effect. The cursor is still red in
>> a read-only buffer. Tom
> Have you considered that these instructions could be faulty or out-
> Does the file you're looking at carry a date?
> I found some rather old (Emacs 20!) cua.el files out there just now.
> C-h v over the variable in question doesn't give anything, i.e. it's
> not a known variable... that is usually a good indicator that the
> names have changed.
> If you have C-h v cua- TAB, you get a bunch of variable names that
> have to do with cua. One of them is `cua-overwrite-cursor-
> color' (note the capitalization), which I think is what you're
> interested in.
>> ;;; CUA mode indications
>> ;; As mentioned above, the cursor will blink when the global mark is
>> ;; active. In addition, you can choose to let CUA-mode use different
>> ;; cursor colors to indicate overwrite mode and read-only buffers.
>> ;; For example, the following setting will use a RED cursor in normal
>> ;; (insertion) mode in read-write buffers, a YELLOW cursor in
>> ;; overwrite mode in read-write buffers, and a GREEN cursor read-only
>> ;; buffers:
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