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Excuse tyro question (google hasn't helped), but the default behaviour of paragraph reflow (M-q) not advancing to the next para doesn't suit me, particularly when reflowing a large section of text, and i end up doing the combination para-reflow, advance para (M-q, M-]). This is a surprising awkward combination to key in repeatedly. Is there any simple way ("simple" is important for me!) to redefine M-q to behave like M-q M-]?

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Add the following to your init file (~/.emacs or ~/.emacs.d/init.el on linux systems):

 (defun fill-paragraph-next ()
    (interactive)
    (fill-paragraph)
    (forward-paragraph))

 (define-key esc-map "q" 'fill-paragraph-next)

and restart emacs.

  • Brilliant! Exactly what i was looking for! Many thanks, Nick – ionh Jul 21 '17 at 18:58
  • In that case, please accept the answer. – NickD Jul 22 '17 at 3:43

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