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Re: Selecting default prompt text

From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Selecting default prompt text
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 20:02:37 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Richard Riley <address@hidden> writes:

> "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,

Hmm. I must be more careful when typing "shift" .... Sorry.

> press right arrow.  But I see this is probably not a good idea to
> enforce in emacs.

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