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Re: Selection changes

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Selection changes
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 23:49:51 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> I don't like things that make selections magic depending on how they
> were selected; it just makes the interface more confusing and
> discourages people from learning new commands.
> A selection should be a selection, to the greatest extent possible
> (there are some exceptions, like shift-selections auto-deselecting, but
> that's much less confusing because it's an immediate and visually
> obvious effect, and fits people's shift-select muscle-memory).

A valid point.  We can give the current system a shot; if ordinary
active regions grabbing the primary selection turns out not to be a
nuisance in practice, that is fine.

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