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Re: Selecting default prompt text


From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Selecting default prompt text
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 18:48:21 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.90 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

>> > Something like this ?
>> >
>> > (defun minibuffer-select-inital-input ()
>> >   (let ((start (next-single-char-property-change 1 'read-only)))
>> >     (when (< start (point-max))
>> >       (set-mark start) (setq mark-active t))))
>> >
>> > (add-hook 'minibuffer-setup-hook 'minibuffer-select-inital-input)
>> > (read-string "> " "Hallo")
>> >
>> > -ap
>> 
>> Yes, thanks. But I released I was hoping for too much here since
>> region/mark etc works so many different ways depending on settings. As
>> "dim" in the #emacs said, probably best to rely on C-a C-k. 
>> e.g With my setting hitting right arrow there results in
>> "end of buffer" error.
>
> 1. I was going to suggest something like what ap said.
>
> That seems to respond to your request, so I'm not sure what you meant above - 
> in
> particular about using the right arrow. If point is at the end of the input 
> (end
> of buffer), then why would you hit the right arrow? What would you like the
> right arrow to do in that context?

The way I use the kbd, right arrow to remove select and edit existing
text with cursor at end or any other (non directional) key to clear the
field. Try Google example : enter text, tab to button, shit tab back,
press right arrow.  But I see this is probably not a good idea to
enforce in emacs.





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