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Re: Emacs Explorer?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Emacs Explorer?
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 13:22:40 -0400

    >     (2) implemented in other text editors works like this:
    >     Mark some text with the mouse.  Click on the selected text and 
    > drag it.
    > How can we make that fit into Emacs?  It is inconsistent with the usual
    > Emacs conventions for mouse clicks.

    Exactly what is inconsistent?  That mouse down does not clear the 
    part or that it doesn't set mark, or something else?

Each of the three mouse buttons has another standard meaning in Emacs
which is different from this.  So this is going to be an incompatible

Perhaps use of Mouse-2 is an acceptable incompatible change.
Normally, Mouse-2 in Dired will select the file you clicked on.
Making it do something different when there is a region might be ok.

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