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Re: controlling echo during mouse-dragging


From: John Paul Wallington
Subject: Re: controlling echo during mouse-dragging
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 23:58:05 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

"David Vanderschel" <address@hidden> writes:

>> Please post some example code, preferably pared-down to essentials,
>> that demonstrates the problem.
>
> Actually, I am close to giving up now.  I think I
> understand the problem.  The fact is that any message
> in the echo area is erased on occurrence of the next
> input event.  Normally mouse movement is not treated
> as an event, so one is not used to it causing erasure
> in the echo area.  However, having invoked
> track-mouse, I am saying that mouse movement _is_ an
> event, so the echo area gets erased every time the
> cursor moves to a new character position.  I do not
> see how to get around it.

Maybe you could display your message in the minibuffer rather than the
echo area?  See `emerge-show-file-name' for example.  It's hard to
tell whether that would make a difference without a concrete example
though.


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