[OS X Emacs] Aquamacs v2 vs v3 mark behavior

Daniel Stegmueller d.stegmueller at gmail.com
Mon May 12 17:44:36 EDT 2014


On 12 May 2014, at 19:07, David Reitter <david.reitter at gmail.com> wrote:

> Daniel,
> On May 8, 2014, at 10:30 AM, Daniel Stegmueller <d.stegmueller at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In Aquamacs 2 you could jump to the end of a line by Apple-left or right. Additionally pressing shift selected that line. I think that's consistent with OSX's behavior. In Aquamacs 3 this behavior is gone (A-shift-arrow key does not mark).
> I replicate that behavior.
>> Is this on purpose or a bug?
> I consider it a bug.  A lot of things changed in Emacs 24, and this Aquamacs behavior was undermined by some of these changes.
> Nobody before you complained as far as I can remember.
Maybe because everybody else uses "proper" emacs shortcuts? Unfortunately APPLE-Shift is ingrained in my muscle memory....

> The code that extends the selection when using shifted movement keys seems complex to me.  Are you familiar with Emacs lisp?  If so, you could take a closer look at diagnosing the problem.  Otherwise - anyone else?
Unfortunately not. 
Can you think of a temporary workaround?


> Best,
> David
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