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Re: Customize interface: The use of "boxed" buttons

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Customize interface: The use of "boxed" buttons
Date: 08 Jun 2004 08:41:59 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:

> address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:
> > >     A change in mouse cursor type when the mouse is over a button is more
> > >     common in other application.
> > > 
> > > Emacs has no facility for that, but it might not be too hard to add one
> > > by modifying the code that now does mouse highlighting.
> > 
> > Emacs HAS the facility to do that -- using a pointer property.
> > Try the following patch:
> Actually, the following patch works better, as it also changes
> the pointer shape over images (like checkboxes):

I don't think that the pointer shape should be changed over images
without any indication that it has some special behavior.  Not every
image is something special to click on.

Indicators might be mouse-face, a keymap of its own, a mouse-over property.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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