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Re: Context menus and mouse-3

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Context menus and mouse-3
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:23:45 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>     > (setq mouse-wheel-tilt-scroll t)
>     I tried this, but still it doesn't scroll horizontally
>     with the mouse wheel.  It seems this feature expects the
>     mouse events mouse-6 and mouse-7, but scrolling the mouse wheel
>     produces mouse-4 and mouse-5.
> FWIW, emacs uses the "original" (I think they started with XFree86?)
> bindings that treat up/down mouse wheel as mouse buttons 4/5, while
> left/right are 6&7, so this is working as (at least at one point in the
> past) intended. There might be a communication issue around "by wheel"
> here: are you using a mouse with a wheel that tilts to the left/right? I
> believe that's what the OP had in mind.

Do you mean a mouse with many additional buttons?  I heard such monsters
exist, but never seen them.

> Poking around the internet suggests that the "standard" for horizontal
> roll-the-wheel-scrolling is to add shift to rolling the wheel (and this
> works in the couple apps that I tried). Emacs' mwheel.el doesn't currently
> do this, but it looks like it wouldn't be hard to add.

I recall posting a patch that implements this, maybe I should resubmit it.

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