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Re: [NEW PATCH] mouse-1 click follows link

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: [NEW PATCH] mouse-1 click follows link
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 16:12:30 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Should I install these changes (with proper doc string)?
> Yes, please do.
>       For historical reasons, Emacs uses mouse-2 to take action on
>     clickable text in a buffer, typically to follow a link to a position
>     in another file or buffer.
> It is not just historical reasons.  Mouse-2 fits in better with the
> usual Emacs mouse bindings than Mouse-1.  We've decided to give higher
> priority to compatibility with other programs, at the cost of fitting
> in not quite as well.

Should I mention that in the manual?

>     But what about the Emacs manual? Would a it suffice to put a generic
>     mentioning like this somewhere (I would add this to NEWS as well):
> I suggest you grep for Mouse-2 and for Mouse-1, and change the places
> that need changing.

What should I change them to?

Should I mention both Mouse-1 and Mouse-2?

Should I mention mouse-1-click-follows-link (every time)?

Should I mention that a long mouse-1 click still sets point
(depending on the setting of mouse-1-click-follows-link)?

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

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