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Old 12-10-2008, 11:10 AM   #1
wevl
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Dumbed down emacs in 12.1


Does anybody else not like the default behavior of emacs 22.2.1?

I haven't used it much, couldn't stand it. My main bitch is the loss of the left-click "this line to top of page" and right-click "top of page to here".

Instead, a left-click above or below the thumb / slider results in a full page up or down in the file. A right-click above or below the thumb / slider does nothing, but the slider will now scroll the window with either a left or right mouse drag of the slider.

I don't have time to study and fix it, I need to use it, so I went back to Slackware 12.0. For a system that I need a newer kernel, I install a newer kernel in 12.0. Easier to do that (for me) than take a course in emacs customization.

If anyone here has an in at Slackware, maybe someone will suggest that they not Windowize and bugger up what works wonderfully.

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Old 12-10-2008, 11:49 AM   #2
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You could have just used upgradepkg to switch Slackware 12.1's Emac's package to 12.0's.

And I doubt the change in behavior you noticed was Slackware-specific.

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Old 12-10-2008, 01:24 PM   #3
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Does anybody else not like the default behavior of emacs 22.2.1?
I don't like emacs fullstop. I've never forgiven them for redefining the meaning of ctrl-h and making everyone's life complicated.

Pat can remove the entire 'e' set as far as I'm concerned.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 02:15 PM   #4
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Slackware-specificd?

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You could have just used upgradepkg to switch Slackware 12.1's Emac's package to 12.0's.

And I doubt the change in behavior you noticed was Slackware-specific.
Yes, you are probably right.
 
  


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