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Re: should xterm-mouse-mode be on by default?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: should xterm-mouse-mode be on by default?
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 14:31:09 -0400

    xterm-mouse-mode is missing some very useful functionality (at least
     - it is not possible to double-click to select a word/line/etc.
     - it is not possible to select text with the mouse in emacs and then
     use mouse-2 to paste in another xterm, or emacs. How would you copy
     text from an emacs running in an ssh session in an xterm? 

    A lot of users use these features, so IMO it is not a good idea to
    turn on xterm-mouse-mode by default at this point. 

I don't follow the logic.  While the failure to implement some mouse
features is clearly a drawback, why would it be better to implement
none than to implement some?  I don't see it.

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