[OS X Emacs] Re: Select all: how to *not* jump to the beginning of the file + how to not change the selection?

Hofert Jan Marius marius.hofert at math.ethz.ch
Thu Sep 22 01:46:21 EDT 2011

On 2011-09-21, at 23:49 , Jack Repenning wrote:

> On Sep 21, 2011, at 12:26 AM, Piet van Oostrum wrote:
>>> What you might be able to do is return to where you came from. 
>> You can do that with C-space twice. If you have moved in between you may
>> have to repeat the C-space a couple times more.
> We must be miscommunicating somewhere. My C-space is bound to cua-set-mark, which seems to be so even if I start --no-init-file, so I take that to be standard. (Do you have some other binding?)  

Hi Jack,

No, I don't use another binding.

> When I press C-space in transient-mark-mode, mark gets activated or deactivated or activated again or deactivated again,

yes, same here.

> but point never moves.

*I* move the point. Our original question was how to select all (to apply some function to the selection). So after setting the mark with C-space, I move the point somewhere else (e.g. the beginning of the file) and then jump back with C-u C-space [if you don't move the point there is no point in setting a mark]. One could also use C-x C-x to jump to the original mark :-) 

If you just want to jump to the beginning of the file and back to where you came from, then Elliott's solution is probably best since you don't see a selection. 



>  If I disable TMM, mark is set or cleared, but again point never changes. How does any of that "return to where you came from"?
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