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Re: standard keyboard commands not working?

From: Emanuela Pompei
Subject: Re: standard keyboard commands not working?
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:14:01 -0300

Hello Michael,

On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 4:56 AM, Michael Heerdegen <> wrote:

dunno if I understood you right...

So, you have set the mark (in a buffer that is not read only), moved the
cursor to somewhere else to define a rectangle, and hit C-x r k, and the
rectangle was not killed, right?  No, that should work.  Do you get any
message or error?

what you described is exactly what happens. No error message, nothing: just ignore the instruction of killing the rectangle.
Looking through forums, the general advice I found was to switch to gnu emacs
compiled for Snow Leopard, which I did.
However all standard commands were working on my former MacBook, which Snow Leopard: the problem seems related to 10.8 (Mountain Lion).



Emanuela Pompei <> writes:

> Hello,
> I am using the latest Aquamacs (2.4) on a MacBook Air
> running Mountain Lion, version 10.8.2
> I am trying to use the kill rectangle command (^X R K), but
> the command just doesn't work.
> The ^ SPC to mark is.
> I also tried with the M-x line command: the mark is set, but the
> command kill-rectangle is not answered. Aquamacs tells me I should
> use the ^X R K and nothing happens.
> I have found nothing about this in the you have any idea
> what I could do?

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