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Re: move-beginning-of-line moves to the very beginning instead of where
Re: move-beginning-of-line moves to the very beginning instead of where it should
Sat, 6 Sep 2014 11:38:40 -0700 (PDT)
On Friday, September 5, 2014 10:40:16 PM UTC-7, Emanuel Berg wrote:
> There are modes to show overflow lines on several lines
> on your display. That makes sense... but it can make
> for confusion like in your case. Instead of
> visual-line-mode you can have auto-fill-mode and then
> hopefully beginning-of-line will be a better match with
> your (and mine) intuition of it.
Thanks Emanuel for the info about visual-line-mode.
It doesn't seem to exist in the older emacs (22.2.1) but does
exist in 24.3.1.
It has an effect if the prompt is more than one visual line long,
but control-A still takes you to the very beginning of the line.
So, for example, if the prompt is 1.5 lines long, then control-A
takes you to the beginning of the visual line, i.e., deep inside
the prompt, but on the same line.
So . . . i'm all ears for a new function to bind to control-A.
But if i had a way of reversing the behavior that would be even better.
Why should control-A work properly, and then suddenly stop? (I'm pretty
sure i must somehow be clobbering it with some accidental keystrokes,
but i sure cannot figure out what they are. :( It typically works
for at least a few days before it flips into this misbehaving state.)
Thanks for your help!