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Re: Custom backspace delete in mini-buffer

From: TheLonelyStar
Subject: Re: Custom backspace delete in mini-buffer
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 01:22:50 -0700 (PDT)

Lennart Borgman (gmail) wrote:
> Drew Adams wrote:
>>> It works fine, but there is a problem. When I am in i-search 
>>> mode, pressing backspace deletes the last character in the
>>> window, not in the i-search mini-buffer.
>>> I do not know much about elisp. The function above I just 
>>> "stole" together. What can I do?
>> I don't have time to look at this now - hopefully someone else will help
>> you. 
>> But here's one piece of info that might help a little: isearch does not
>> use the
>> minibuffer (for normal searching); it uses the echo area. It reads your
>> input
>> events without using the minibuffer, and it echoes your keys to the echo
>> area in
>> an incremental way.
> I am not sure and I have no idea why it should be needed, but try this
>    (define-key isearch-mode-map [backspace] 'isearch-delete-char)

Well, it works! Thanks!
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