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

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: should xterm-mouse-mode be on by default?
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 01:31:24 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden> writes:

> 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. 

Isn't there a way to reoffer the selection?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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