[TxMt] Alt-up/down ... and some other navigation stuff

Charilaos Skiadas skiadas at hanover.edu
Thu Apr 5 13:52:51 UTC 2007

On Apr 5, 2007, at 9:36 AM, Magnus Lie Hetland wrote:

> Is there any more in-depth explanation anywhere about what alt-up/ 
> down really does? I understand there's some sort of columnar  
> behavior, but when I use it in prose text, it seems to behave in a  
> rather baffling manner to me... I've been looking for an equivalent  
> to the (IMO very useful) ctrl-up/down functionality in Emacs (next  
> paragraph, or, rather, next empty line, basically) and thought  
> perhaps this might work somewhat like that -- and it seems to, if I  
> move to the beginning of the line first. (OK, so the "next  
> paragraph" functionality is a question of its own, I guess; is  
> there something like it?)
> And while I'm on the topic of navigation (and things I miss from  
> Emacs ;-) -- if I accidentally press cmd-up or down, I completely  
> lose my current location. Any way of "undoing" something like that?  
> (In Emacs I used alt-x x or something like that, to switch position  
> with the position before the navigation.) It's not always that I  
> remember to set a bookmark before this sort of thing -- mainly  
> because it tends to be accidental :->
I usually just press Undo + Redo for this. Doesn't always work ;)
I have also often wished for an undo stuck for caret location.
> -- 
> Magnus Lie Hetland
> http://hetland.org

Haris Skiadas
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Hanover College

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