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smartparen-latex with delete-selection-mode

In my emacs setup, if I have smartparens-mode enabled with smartparens-latex and I open a latex document, type some text then select it and type any latex special command (such as $, ", \{, etc...) ...
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What's the most efficient, idiomatic way to paste-and-replace in Emacs?

I often do something like this: Copy some stuff Go to where I need to paste it Paste it (C-y) Kill the rest of the line (C-k) Select what I just pasted, and copy it again Repeat steps 2-5 The whole "...
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delete-selection-mode not a default?

If you enable Delete Selection mode, a minor mode, then inserting text while the mark is active causes the selected text to be deleted first. This also deactivates the mark. Many graphical ...
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Replace selected text on [shift insert] is broken in emacs 25.1

I updated to 25.1 and found that copy/paste works differently. For example when I select a word "visit" and try to replace this word with [shift insert], text in clipboard is inserted in the ...
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Overwrite selected text

Previously when I selected text and type something or insert from buffer, the selected text would get overwritten. Now it gets appended, apparently I've change some setting. What is it?
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Unable to deactivate the selection mode with C-SPC

Sometimes I can't deactivate the mode of selecting text which is C-SPC. Even if I press it a second time and move the cursor, the text still gets selected. I press C-SPC one more time, it activates ...
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delete-selection-mode and $

Using Aquamacs 3.2 on Mac OSX Yosemite. I run with delete-selection-mode set, and it mostly works as advertised. However, if I'm in TeX mode (AucTeX), make a selection, and then type $, the selection ...
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How to make sure currently selected text gets deleted when typing new text?

When editing text, editors' usual behaviour is to replace selected text with the next text. In Emacs, when text is selected and you enter new characters, the new text gets inserted at point, leaving ...