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Re: [Texmacs-dev] <Del> vs. <Cut>

From: Norbert Nemec
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] <Del> vs. <Cut>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 18:31:33 +0200
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Guess, my wording was badly chosen: I spoke of "standard behavior" vs.
"TeXmacs behavior". TeXmacs does not follow the standards of most other
text editors.

What I call standard is the common behavior of KDE, Gnome, Windows (and
probably also MacOS) programs. They differ in details, but they are
converging more and more towards the same thing.

For marking and cut-and-paste, this would mean:
* mark text with the mouse, with <shift>-cursor-movement
* the cursor position is always at the marked text (even if the text was
marked using the mouse)
* copy marked text to buffer with <ctrl>-c
* cut marked text to buffer with <ctrl>-x
* unmark the marked text as soon as cursor is moved in any way
* delete any marked text with <del> or <backspace> (without touching the
* replace any marked text when typing some character
* paste marked text to buffer with <ctrl>-v (replacing any marked text)

Note that TeXmacs-socalled-"Windows" behavior seriously deviates from
this standard!

address@hidden wrote:

>>I know that problem, but I believe, it has another reason: The standard
>>behavior is that marked text is only marked until you move the cursor.
>>As soon as you move around, the marking is immediately cleared.
>This isn't true, whether you move the cursor with the mouse
>or with control sequences such as Ctrl-N, the marked text
>remains marked. It becomes unmarked if you enter text or
>if you save the marked text with Ctrl-W.
>>This means, that it is usually not even possible to have some text
>>marked and have the cursor placed somewhere else. Even more: If there is
>>text marked, you usually do not even see the cursor, but just the marked
>This is also false. I am looking at a page where there is marked text,
>and the cursor is also visible, and in a different location.
>Daniel Bump
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