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Re: Scroll preserving point position - other meaning

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Scroll preserving point position - other meaning
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 16:25:27 +0100

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 8:29 AM, volodyan <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using Emacs with X and struggling to do the following. How can I
> preserve point's position while scrolling IN TEXT? I spent hours roaming
> through Internet/searched the forum, but everyone seems to be interested in
> preserving point's position on screen. I want to be able to use scroll bar
> with a mouse or PageUp/Down to look something up and then return, but the
> point insists on staying on screen.

I think that can't be done. If I remember correctly this was discussed
on Emacs devel a while ago.

What you can do is open a new window and do what you want there.

> Another, I think related issue, if I want to find a matching parentheses, I
> click on one and the region between the two is selected. If this region fits
> the screen - fine. But if not, when I try scrolling using a mouse to find
> another end of the region, the region gets unselected. In all other
> graphical editors scrolling with a mouse doesn't move point/unselects
> region. I just "upgraded" to Emacs from Eclipse and I guess there is a way
> to get such behavior in Emacs. How?

I think this was also discussed. You may want to try do ask this on
Emacs developers list.

> Thanks for your help
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