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Re: Emacs Explorer?

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Emacs Explorer?
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 09:45:20 -0400
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On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 03:20:24PM +0200, Jan D. wrote:
> >To tell the truth, I hate the D&D-by-dragging-selected-text behavior of
> >other apps (in particular, mozilla), because it's damn touchy -- often
> >I'll try to click to make the selected region collapse, but accidentally
> >drag a _little bit_, which ends up invoking the D&D behavior...
> I get bitten by this sometimes also.  It is important that the amount of
> drag is customizable.  Usually it is not.

BTW, the other thing I hate about that behavior is that it makes it annoying
to correct a mouse-selected region that's slightly wrong (e.g., you missed
including the first character) -- you can't just redrag it without thinking,
you have to either make sure to click first (without accidentally dragging),
or start the drag outside the region, which is easy to get wrong.  All of
this makes the re-dragging much slower and more awkward, and it's an
operation I do quite a bit.

The reason I give this example is because a customizable drag-threshhold
wouldn't help -- you _want_ to drag, but you _don't_ want to do D&D.

"Unless there are slaves to do the ugly, horrible, uninteresting work, culture
and contemplation become almost impossible. Human slavery is wrong, insecure,
and demoralizing.  On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the
future of the world depends." -Oscar Wilde, "The Soul of Man Under Socialism"

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