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Re: bug#11588: 24.0.97; Left mouse click setting the mark every time?!??

From: dove.young
Subject: Re: bug#11588: 24.0.97; Left mouse click setting the mark every time?!??
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012 00:51:38 -0700 (PDT)
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On May 31, 1:26 am, Tobias Bading <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 30.05.2012, at 19:18, Drew Adams wrote:
> >> The bug in Emacs 23 caused by a slight mouse movement between
> >> mouse down and up events that Chong described is quite bad
> >> IMHO. Probably worse than a mouse click setting the mark
> >> every time. Please don't put that bug back in :-).
> > Now it's my turn to say I don't understand.
> > Whether in Emacs 22, 23, or 24, if you move the mouse more than a character
> > width between down and up then you end up selecting the text you dragged 
> > over,
> > even if it is only one char - and thus highlighting it.  If you then hit 
> > `C-w',
> > the selected text is killed.  C'est normal.
> > You can _see_ the text to be killed.  That's the point of mouse-selection
> > highlighting (and the point behind transient-mark-mode highlighting).  If 
> > you
> > don't want to kill the text that you see highlighted, then don't kill it.
> > I don't understand the problem that the change is designed to fix.  You say 
> > that
> > you hit C-SPC, then you clicked mouse-1 elsewhere but you mistakenly 
> > dragged a
> > bit between button down and up.  OK.  It should have been clear with the
> > highlighting that the text to be killed did not extend from your C-SPC.  
> > Where
> > was the mystery?
> > Sounds like a case of if-it-hurts-don't-do-it.
> Wish it was that easy. I think Chong meant a mouse movement by just a few 
> pixels, not characters. At least that would explain perfectly my 
> am-I-to-stupid-to-use-a-mouse-or-what moments. I obviously moved the mouse a 
> pixel or two while clicking, resulting in a mark being set at point. C-w or 
> M-w after that kills or copies an empty region. That's exactly what I managed 
> to do every once in a while in Emacs 23. At least Emacs 24 is consistent, it 
> never works ;-).
> > FWIW, I don't think I have ever mistakenly dragged the mouse slightly 
> > between
> > down and up.  Maybe I've been lucky.
> Yup, checking my medication might solve my problem, too. :-D
> Tobias

So is there any possible way to just click mouse button 1 without
changing marks? I have many functions rely on the mark positions and I
still need them in my daily work. Thanks.

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