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Re: finger-pointer curser as default for mouse-face text

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: finger-pointer curser as default for mouse-face text
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 11:10:59 +0200
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David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> I am not claiming that this is the ultimate reason or whatever, I am
> just pointing out that in this case it would be problematic.

My mouse-1 patch only sets in with links that have mouse-face.

Why do preview-latex images need to have mouse-face property ?
Images can have mouse-2 bindings even without that.

> In addition, we have to be aware that clickable fields are usually
> implemented with keymaps.  And that means that there is no way to
> magically change all buttons in all applications: it is a convention
> rather than an API.  If we want to change to a different convention,
> we first need to define an API where the current convention is
> accessible to outside packages, then wait for a few releases with the
> old convention in place, and then try changing the default and weather
> the inconsistency storm from packages that have not yet adhered to the
> API telling it what mouse buttons to use.

If mouse-1 has a non-standard binding on a link, my patch obeys that

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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