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Re: Context menus and mouse-3 [was: Changes for emacs 28]

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Context menus and mouse-3 [was: Changes for emacs 28]
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 18:10:51 +0300

> Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 08:11:11 +0200
> From: Ergus <spacibba@aol.com>
> Cc: philipk@posteo.net, Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>, emacs-devel@gnu.org,
>  Arthur Miller <arthur.miller@live.com>,
>  Dmitry Gutov <dgutov@yandex.ru>, Gregory Heytings <ghe@sdf.org>
> Hi Drew:

I'm not Drew.  Still...

> I have been trying to find the usefulness for the command
> 'mouse-save-then-kill' and so far I understand what it does but I still
> don't think it is more important/useful/intuitive than a good context
> panel. When I said that I have never used it I mean because of a need
> not because I don't know what it does.
> Actually part of it's function (the kill) could be considered as a
> problem more than a feature for less expert users or accidental double
> right click (ex: looking for the panel).
> Usually I prefer simpler solutions rather than complex and if I have to
> do a proposal respecting to this, it will be:
> 1- Move mouse-save-then-kill to C-mouse-3
> 2- Move The panel in C-mouse-3 to mouse-3

AFAIK, what Emacs does with mouse-3 is similar to what other X-aware
applications do.  If we change that by default, it might cause
annoyance to those who use these X-related features.

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