I'm using emacs v24 [GNU Emacs 126.96.36.199 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.3.20) of 2012-03-26 on meitnerium, modified by Debian] on Kubuntu 12.04.
My basic problem is that emacs is not behaving the same as the tutorials I'm reading. I either need different tutorials or I need to make my emacs work as described in the tutorials. Being new to emacs and KDE, I don't know where to start because of this incongruence.
My specific problem is this:
When I shift-left-mouse-click, I get a buffer dialog popup. That differs from my understanding of the documenation:
shift mouse-1 Draws lines, rectangles or poly-lines, erases, cuts, copies or pastes.
I also want to use CUA mode. The CUA mode documents seem to indicate that shift-left-mouse-click produces:
rectangle highlighting by dragging the mouse while holding down the shift key.
I don't get that result either. In fact, I can't select using any modifier keys together with a drag action. Maybe this is a KDE issue. I don't know.