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Re: New Context Menu

From: Ergus
Subject: Re: New Context Menu
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 20:10:52 +0200

On Wed, Aug 18, 2021 at 07:50:42PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 14:43:09 +0200
From: Ergus <spacibba@aol.com>
Cc: juri@linkov.net, emacs-devel@gnu.org

>> Could we add an option to avoid this and have the same interaction
>> behavior than in gui please?: mouse-3 activates the menu, a click over
>> an option selects it and a click outside the menu hides the menu
>> I know this may be something external to emacs itself; maybe it is how
>> xterm menu behaves, but probably there is a way to go around this
>> without excessive complexity.
>I'm quite sure it's how the mouse support behaves, and has nothing to
>do with what Juri did.  You should see the same behavior in any menu
>on that display.
>It works for me as you expect on the w32 console.
:( I supposed that. It will be hard to have such a functionality in
xterm then. And no other terminal works completely fine with emacs for

Actually, I take that back.  The reason for what you see is that the
menu is popped by down-mouse-3, not by mouse-3.  So if we can arrange
for optionally doing this with mouse-3 (why isn't that the default,
btw?), or if you could do that in your customizations, you should be
able to have the behavior you want.

Indeed, I tried that and it works!

Something as simple as:

(global-unset-key [down-mouse-3])
(global-set-key [mouse-3] context-menu-entry)

seems to work; but maybe Juri made the other one the default for some

Any way I agree that this behavior is more comfortable and probably
should be the default. But at least this needs a custom or to be
documented for new users.

I would do something more or less like:

(defcustom context-menu-mode-binding [down-mouse-3]

    (setq context-menu--old-mouse-3 (global-key-binding [mouse-3]))
    (setq context-menu--old-down-mouse-3 (global-key-binding [down-mouse-3]))
    (global-unset-key [mouse-3])
    (global-unset-key [down-mouse-3])
    (global-set-key context-menu-mode-binding context-menu-entry))

Apart from that, there is another issue with the "Paste" command in tty.

Paste calls mouse-yank-primary, but in tty this commands calls
gui-get-primary-selection and there is no selection because it tries to
get the one on the primary selection not the one in the system
(secoundary or clipboard) not the emacs kill-ring either.

So I get: error("No selection is available")

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