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

From: Nick Roberts
Subject: Re: should xterm-mouse-mode be on by default?
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2005 08:38:40 +1200

 >     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. 
 > I did not realize it had this disadvantage.  It is a serious one.

But, X selection is still available using the shift key.

 > I think we should put the default back to off.

Its a question of giving priority to Emacs features or Xterm features. Within
Emacs, the mouse is used more often for Emacs so it seems more natural that
Emacs gets priority there.


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