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

From: Luc Teirlinck
Subject: Re: should xterm-mouse-mode be on by default?
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 18:23:49 -0500 (CDT)

Richard Stallman wrote:

   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.

Did you try out Xterm Mouse mode for any prolonged period of time,
performing non-trivial tasks?

Anybody who uses Xterm Mouse mode _needs_ to know about the SHIFT
functionality.  That is, needs to have read either the
xterm-mouse-mode docstring or `(emacs)XTerm Mouse'.  Otherwise, the
most basic mouse functionality, killing and yanking, does not work
anymore (except _inside_ your Emacs session).  Even knowing about
SHIFT, it is a real nuisance.

The lack of the usual visual feedback (Emacs can not track the mouse,
even with Xterm Mouse mode enabled), can also be very confusing,
except to knowledgeable users.



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