Emacs prelude "smartens" C-a by rebinding it to "crux-move-beginning-of-line"

My muscle memory likes the vanilla emacs setting better, where C-a moves point to the absolute beginning of the line.

How do turn off this specific prelude "smarts". ?


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You can use that:

(global-set-key (kbd "C-a") 'move-beginning-of-line)

Since this is defined on prelude-mode, you can alternatively redefine this directly for this minor mode map:

(define-key prelude-mode-map (kbd "C-a") 'move-beginning-of-line)

If you don't want write any additional setup on your init file, as ultimate alternative you can just disable prelude-mode by M-x prelude-mode, but if you are using prelude I don't see this is as good thing, but you can anyway.

  • This does not go beginning of the line if the line is commented out
    – alper
    Jul 3, 2021 at 14:47

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