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Re: apropos links

From: Alex Schroeder
Subject: Re: apropos links
Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2002 23:49:41 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/21.2.90 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, 3 Jun 2002 address@hidden wrote:
>> apropos-mouse-follow: There is nothing to follow here [2 times]
> Note that mouse-2 clicks will only work for portions of text that change 
> their colors when you move the mouse pointer across them (you should also 
> see a help echo, either in a tooltip or in the echo area, saying what 
> mouse-2 does).  If you click outside the highlighted area, nothing will 
> happen.

Ah, that is correct.

I use M-x apropos RET buffer-process RET, and mouse-2 works for
"Function:".  When I hit enter while point is in "Function:", the
appropriate Help buffer is shown.

The bug is this:

When I use RET when point is on "get-buffer-process", the appropriate
Help buffer is shown.  This part does not change colors when the mouse
moves over it.  Therefore, mouse-2 is not always equivalent to RET in
an Apropos buffer.  I think it should be.  What do you think?

apropos-follow takes the 'item property at bol into account,
apropos-mouse-follow only takes 'mouse-face into account.  Why the
difference?  I agree, that only mouse-face advertizes the ability to
follow, but item provides the ability to follow.  So if possible, the
mouse should follow.  Even when not advertized.

Alternatively, the name of the symbol should also be advertized using


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