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Re: users and selection changes [was: Custom themes]

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: users and selection changes [was: Custom themes]
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 23:54:08 +0200

> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Cc: <address@hidden>, <address@hidden>, <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 13:51:39 -0700
> > > We were told several times that users _would_ be able to 
> > > get back exactly the pre-Emacs 24 selection behavior (at
> > > least on Windows, and I thought everywhere), and that we
> > > just had to wait patiently until the "wrinkles" were
> > > "ironed" out and we would be told how.
> > 
> > That time has come and gone.  
> Good to hear. So where's the explanation for users?
> NEWS is incomplete and incorrect (see bugs #7196 & #7195).
> I don't see it in the manuals either.

You've filed these bugs, and they will be handled.  I thought this
thread was about something else.  Is it?

> > I'm not aware of any problems with getting the old
> > behavior back by customizing mouse-drag-copy-region.
> Does that give exactly the same behavior as before?  On all platforms?

Yes, AFAIK, if by "behavior" you mean the effect of selecting text
with a mouse.

> Yidong seems to have just said that that is impossible.

My name is not Yidong.

> > The only leftover I know about is your complain about the need to
> > customize mouse-drag-copy-region.  
> You are inventing.

Am I?  Then what's this about:

> From bug #6956: In previous Emacs releases on X Window, "Were users able to
> mouse-select and mouse-paste between sessions without first copying to the 
> kill
> ring" (i.e. with nil `mouse-drag-copy-region')?  I don't know the answer.  If
> yes, then that feature has apparently been lost


> > If there are other problems left, please file specific bug reports.
> From bug #6956:

I said "_other_ problems".  That means not this one.

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