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Re: Changes for emacs 28

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Changes for emacs 28
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 23:59:51 -0400

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  > I haven't find any reference to mouse-3 anywhere and I have been looking
  > for alternatives like that for months. Actually I tried many of
  > them...

I confused Mouse-3 with C-Mouse-3 in my previous responses.
Please pardon my memory.

I am getting the impression that Emacs differs from "modern" editors
in that they put the menu on Mouse-3 (no Ctrl).  In Emacs,
Mouse-3 is an editing command.

I think we patterned the Emacs bindings of the mouse keys Mouse-1,
Mouse-2 and Mouse-3 after what was the standard in X Windows around
1990.  We could create a global minor mode in which they do
what "modern" editors do -- if that is a well-defined thing.
This would include putting the local menu on Mouse-3 (as well as on C-Mouse-3).

Is that something that new users would make new users much happier?

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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