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The way C-l used to work with multiple presses was:

  • Center window on cursor
  • Move window so cursor is on first line
  • Move window so cursor is on last line

Now C-l just centers, with multiple presses doing nothing.

I can do C-u 0 C-l and C-u -0 C-l but that's not as useful. Does anyone know why this would stop working? I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu Karmic from Jaunty.

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It sounds like you might have been using a non-standard(?) function, mabye it was recenter-top-bottom.

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That was exactly it, thanks! In fact, I was remembering functionality from my EmacsW32 installation - it was never in my Ubuntu Emacs, so that was just a red herring. – Skilldrick Jan 12 '10 at 12:54

With vanilla emacs23 built from source with default options, run with -q so no customizations are loaded, C-l works the way you describe - it centers/redraws, then puts the line at point at the top of the window, then puts the line at point at the bottom of the window.

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@Justin Thanks, the problem was I was getting mixed up between Emacs22 and 23 :P I use 23 on Windows and 22 on Linux, and I was trying to use my Windows shortcuts on Linux. – Skilldrick Jan 29 '10 at 12:30

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