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Re: "modern" colors Re: Changes for emacs 28

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: "modern" colors Re: Changes for emacs 28
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 11:33:35 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> 4) Right click: (Probably it is the most lacking functionality and
>> surprising for any user not using the terminal.) Right click is expected
>> to bring a panel with the most common operations. It is useful, fast
>> and somehow standard since 1995 while removing most of the needs of the
>> toolbar which takes precious vertical space.
> We have this on C-mouse-2 and C-mouse-3.  Putting those on mouse-2 and
> mouse-3 would fly in the face of pasting text from the window-system
> selection, which is something a text editor cannot possibly disable by
> default.  Unless we are willing to abandon support for selections,
> that is (which I guess what the "modern" editors did?).

`down-mouse-3` is currently basically unused, so we could definitely
make it popup a context menu without interfering with current bindings.

I proposed a patch along those lines some years ago.


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