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Re: mouse-1-click-follows-link

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: mouse-1-click-follows-link
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 01:07:21 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Nick Roberts <address@hidden> writes:

> Drew Adams writes:
>  >     In the compilation buffer mouse-face (and therefore mouse-1) only works
>  >     on the file and line number while mouse-2 and RET work for the
>  >     whole line.
>  > 
>  >     It would help if grep also worked this way.
>  > 
>  > I disagree. My opinion:
>  > 
>  > 1) mouse-1, RET, and mouse-2 should all behave similarly. What's
>  > good for mouse-2 is good for mouse-1 too. The challenge is to
>  > find the right default behavior (trade-off/compromise).
>  >
>  > 2) The entire line should be the hot zone (no "button"). Makes it
>  > very easy to scan lines and align text anywhere on the line with
>  > the proper hot zone.  No need for your eye to move between the
>  > text (anywhere on the line) and the hot zone.
> Thats not much of a compromise!  Jason's point about the touchpad
> makes it even more important that the entire line should be *not* be
> the hot zone.

I don't get Jason's point.  A place-finger-and-hold on a touchpad
merely makes the mouse cursor accessible to movements on the pad.  A
tap-finger-then-place-and-hold actually sends a mouse-down event.  The
mouse-up gets generated when you release your finger from the

This is pretty much parallel with normal mouse usage.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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