[OS X Emacs] How to disable replacement of selected region?

Jose Figueroa-O'Farrill j.m.figueroa at ed.ac.uk
Sun Jan 18 11:51:12 EST 2009

skip> When a region is selected Aquamacs Emacs replaces it with the
skip> next thing you type.  I would prefer the old school Emacs way of
skip> simply deselecting the region and inserting the text at point.
skip> I picked through the options menu and skimmed the FAQ on the
skip> wiki but saw no mention of this.  How do I disable the
skip> replace-selected-text functionality?

I think this is cua-mode in action.  It's one of the first things I
disabled in Aquamacs :)  You can customise it, I believe, but in any
        (setq cua-mode nil)

ought to do it.  That, of course, may be too radical and possibly you
can get away with simply

        (setq cua-highlight-region-shift-only t)

I'm not sure, because I have not tried it.

Cheers, José

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