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Re: Reducing mouse-dependency In Emacs.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Reducing mouse-dependency In Emacs.
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 08:28:29 +0200

> Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 21:30:21 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden>
> 1. In the dired case, which is rather typical, the problem with
> "mouse-2: visit this file in other window" is not just that it
> mentions mouse-2 instead of `o', but also that it singles out this
> particular command for documentation.  The reason for that is that it
> is bound to a mouse command and that the user has the mouse in hand
> and hence the author knows that he wants to use a mouse command.
> Plenty of help-echo's are in this category.

I think the reason is that the command bound to mouse-2 is the single
most important command at that spot: it allows you to edit the file at

> 2. It seems that your suggestion would require plenty of work
> rewriting `help-echo' properties.

Not necessarily; we could do something similar to function-key-map, or
some other means of redirection.  We could arrange for this to be set
up whenever some option is customized.

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