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Re: follow-link not on mouse-face

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: follow-link not on mouse-face
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 19:02:45 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> Well, I'm not sure, I'd expect mouse-1 to have the exact same effect as
> mouse-2 no matter where I'm clicking...

The main purpose of mouse-1 is to set point.  On areas where mouse-1
can also follow a link (after a delay), there should be a clear
indication to warn users about that.  OTOH, the main purpose of mouse-2
is to perform special actions.  It is not essential to warn users
about ambiguity that mouse-1 has: when the user clicks mouse-2 on areas
without mouse-face=highlight, that means that the intention was to
follow a link, not to set point.

So I think the question is not whether to make mouse-1 to have the
exact same effect as mouse-2, but why mouse-2 sensitive areas are
bigger than areas with mouse-face=highlight in the *Occur* buffer.
I recall that the reason for that was to reduce flicker (especially
on large context areas in the *Occur* buffer).

Juri Linkov

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