It seems that Emacs tries to autodetect the type of file and changes some of its behaviors accordingly. I don't want any of this behavior. I just want Emacs to treat every file as if it were some generic text file. The thing that is currently annoying me is that when Emacs thinks I'm editing a LaTeX file, it won't let me type the
" character without changing it to tex-style quotes. Is there a line I can put in my
.emacs file to simply turn off all of this kind of stuff completely?
From googling, it looks like this is called an "input method," but the only lisp code I can find doesn't seem like it would do what I want. For example, there is a function called
set-input-mode, but it doesn't seem to allow control over this. There are also things like
(setq-default default-input-method ..., but those don't seem like what I'm looking for either.