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

From: Ergus
Subject: Re: Context menus and mouse-3 [was: Changes for emacs 28]
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:13:47 +0200

On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 10:48:11AM +0300, Juri Linkov wrote:
  > > "Poor"? the below just says that other applications (which ones?) do
  > > it slightly differently, that's all.  I don't see how what you say
  > > justifies the "poor" part.

  > Yes, this is subjective,

The worst problem is, it is not concrete enough to be constructive.
If someone says your program is "poor", what could you usefully do?

Please be more specific when you criticize.

Constructively, I propose to include in Emacs a new mode
(with a name like 'modern-mouse-mode') where

- down-mouse-3 and mouse-3 pop up the context menu
 containing at least the items "Cut", "Copy", "Paste", "Undo", "Redo"
 (and only "Copy" when the buffer is in read-only mode);
- holding down the Shift key while using mouse-1 adjusts
 the already active region;
- dragging the active region moves it to the place
 where the mouse-1 was released;
- dragging the active region copies it to another place
 while holding down the Control key;
- holding down the Shift key while scrolling with mouse wheel
 scrolls the buffer horizontally;

  >  but while I use the mouse in other apps,
  > every time I try to use the mouse in Emacs, I can't make any sense of
  > default mouse bindings mess,

Which bindings do you find confusing?

This is just incompatibility between the currently active old mode
that follows what X applications do, and more modern mouse bindings
used nowadays in other applications.  So two separate modes are needed.

I haven't follow this but it seems very interesting, do you think it
makes sense that this becomes part of CUA-mode or are you thinking to
keep it apart?

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