Emacs installation

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at gmail.com
Sun Dec 17 21:20:24 UTC 2006

On 12/17/06, Michael Satterwhite <michael at weblore.com> wrote:
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> On a new machine, I've just installed Ubuntu Dapper. One of the packages
> I added was emacs 2.1
> I know that on a previous ubuntu install, emacs highlighted an area when
> I selected it by <ctrl>-space. On the install I have now, I look for the
> mark set and just have to take it on faith that the area is selected as
> I don't get the highligh.
> This tells me that I've omitted something (either software or a step) in
> the emacs setup.
> Who can tell me what that might be?
> Thanks in advance

I'm using emacs 22, not 21, but the simplest way is to use the menus
and choose Options/Active Region Highlighting and then Options/Save
Options, which will write the changes to your ~/.emacs file. I think,
if I remember correctly, it's (transient-write-mode t)


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