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Re: emacs -nw: share mouse cut & pastes from other X windows

From: Bill Richter
Subject: Re: emacs -nw: share mouse cut & pastes from other X windows
Date: 12 Jan 2002 09:32:00 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

>>>>> "David" == David desJardins <address@hidden> writes:

  David> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
  >> [...] we don't want users to reach for the mouse when they type
  >> in Emacs.

  David> But  does much, much more.  When I type C-k, I'm not
  David> "selecting" anything.  This certainly isn't a request to
  David> deselect whatever I have carefully put in the cut buffer.
  David> But that's what Emacs does.

I like this new feature for the opposite reason than Eli does!
There's now no penalty for using the mouse!  That is:

If you could preserve your carefully selected cut buffer by using C-k
instead of cutting with the mouse (mouse-3 twice or mouse-3 + DEL),
then users would be forced to learn the linear C-k stuff in addition
to the spatial mouse stuff.  Since you're going to munge the X
selection whether you cut with the mouse or Control-this-Meta-that,
might as well cut with the mouse!

Bill <http://www.math.nwu.edu/~richter>

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