(I apologize in advance for my general technical / emacs inexperience. I use org-mode for writing novels, so have not delved very deep into its many options)

I have visual-line-mode set as my default with the line (global-visual-line-mode t) in my ~/.emacs. In the past, ctrl-k (kill-line) has killed the entire line in this mode, but on a recently reformatted computer, ctrl-k is only killing to the screen edge.

How would you suggest setting ctrl-k to kill past the screen edge again?

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The cause of the behavior described by the original poster is the line of code from the variable visual-line-mode-map within simple.el that states: (define-key map [remap kill-line] 'kill-visual-line)

One way to reverse the process is simply removing the minor-mode key binding as follows:

 (define-key visual-line-mode-map [remap kill-line] nil)

With emacs 28.2, this no longer seems to work. Anyone know how to kill the entire line in more recent emacs?

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