In earlier versions of emacs (<23, I believe), when a region ( e.g., 'some text') was selected in AucTeX, and C-e was entered to include the text an environment, the following was obtained:

some text

However, in Emacs 24, it is not possible to use C-e if a region has been selected. Rather, I have to unselect the region and then type C-e. If the point is on the text, the environment is inserted after the text with C-e:

some text


and the cursor is within the environment.

Is it possible to get the old behaviour back?

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    The feature you describe works also with Emacs 24, so probably you have some settings in your init file preventing this from working.
    – giordano
    Commented Oct 22, 2015 at 10:57
  • Thank you. I found the culprit: '(cua-mode t nil (cua-base)) Commented Oct 22, 2015 at 14:58
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    You may want to answer your own question then ;-)
    – giordano
    Commented Oct 22, 2015 at 16:26

1 Answer 1


The selected text does not seem to be included if cua-mode is turned on, so it needs to be turned off:

(cua-mode 0)

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