[OS X Emacs] Re: Switching to Aquamacs: Some Odd Issues with Faces

Jack Repenning jrepenning at collab.net
Tue Jun 8 16:38:38 EDT 2010

On Jun 8, 2010, at 11:20 AM, David Reitter wrote:

> I don't see this behavior, if I take "mark is set" to means "mark is active", i.e. a region is highlighted.

Hmmm ... not happening now that I try to make it happen. Maybe it went *away* with v2.0?

Here's what I was seeing, FWIW:

Context: I *do* use transient-mark-mode (t-m-m is t)

In a buffer with many lines,

1. set-mark (ctrl-space)
2. move down a few lines (ctrl-n a few times)
   note that the highlight grows, marking the stretch between where you set-mark in 1 and where (point) is now
3. unset-mark (ctrl-space again)
   note that the highlight disappears

(up to here, everything is as expected)

4. move down a line (ctrl-n)

Expected: no highlight
Actual: I've had the experience of highlight, denoting an active region, as was seen in #2

I definitely first saw this with "Aquamacs Emacs", in some not-quite-2.0 version. Given that it annoys me but I'd resigned myself, and further that I only downloaded 2.0 quite recently, it's entirely possible that the 2.0 upgrade actually fixed the behavior, and I just hadn't noticed that I wasn't being irritated quite so often. I did make some v2.0-specific changes in Preferences.el, but I don't think they'd be relavant:

(require 'osxkeys)
(setq ns-command-modifier 'meta)
(setq osxkeys-command-key 'meta)
(setq osx-key-mode-map (make-osx-key-mode-map))

(I know it's heretical, but I use the command key for 'meta. I used to use alt/opt for "insert non-ascii character," but I can't seem to get that working at the moment.)

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