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Re: mouse-1-click-follows-link in dired surprising

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: mouse-1-click-follows-link in dired surprising
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 11:23:40 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

doug (at) @ (my) bagley (house) .org writes:

> using "GNU Emacs (i686-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.8.18) of
> 2006-06-25 ..."
> Not sure if this is a bug in Emacs, or my expectations, but with
> mouse-1-click-follows-link, mouse-1 now behaves in dired mode like
> mouse-2; it does a find-file-other-window. It seems to me that this
> isn't a good thing, as I (and perhaps others who use "click to
> raise" behavior in their window manager?) often want to raise a
> frame containing a dired buffer by doing a mouse-1 click in it, but
> since virtually all lines in that buffer are considered "links",
> and the default behavior of mouse-1-click-follows-link is to follow
> the link, this visits files I do not intend to visit. To me, it is
> surprising behavior.
> I currently work around this by making mouse-1-click-follows-link a
> local variable in dired-mode and setting it to nil. But is there
> really any need for mouse-1-click-follows-link in dired (as mouse-2
> already does the same thing)? Could this be disabled by default?


(setq x-mouse-click-focus-ignore-position t)

Kim F. Storm  http://www.cua.dk

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