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

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: finger-pointer curser as default for mouse-face text
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 12:01:43 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:

> Stefan <address@hidden> writes:
>>> I found a simpler solution which works really well, as it provides the
>>> fallback directly on mouse-1 itself:
>>> Measure the time between the mouse-1 down event and the up event, and
>>> if it less than 300 ms (configurable), follow the link, else do what
>>> mouse-1 normally does.
>> Sounds like a terrible idea to me.  Working with X11-over-DSL means that
>> timing is rather unreliable.  Same thing with heavy-swapping (as happens
>> when a I do `tla star-merge' :-( ).
> True, but the worst thing that can happen (if you use a positive
> value) is that the click sets the point rather than follows the link
> -- so if things are slow, just click again (and hope for the best)
> or use mouse-2.

Whether the system load delays the click or the release event more
can't be guessed in advance, regardless of the settings.  In either
case, you can get the two confused either way.  Which can mean that
the link gets followed where the intent was to set point.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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