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

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: should xterm-mouse-mode be on by default?
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 12:08:51 -0700

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

  >     The argument is like this: a lot of users ONLY use the mouse in an xterm
  >     to select text and then use mouse-2 to paste it in another
  >     xterm/another application. Not being able to do this makes the mouse
  >     not very useful, and the user would blame emacs for this. 
  > Why would they not be able to do this?
  > It isn't obvious.

Because the a selection done with the mouse when xterm-mouse-mode is
active is not available to X. It is only available to Emacs, so it is
possible to use the mouse to copy between 2 emacs windows running in
the same terminal frame, but X know nothing about the selection. 

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