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Re: describe-text-properties highlighting and mouseover face is broken

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: describe-text-properties highlighting and mouseover face is broken
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 02:57:09 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>     Buttons in the Help buffer are implemented with the `widget' package,
>     and I see that in wid-edit.el in `widget-specify-button' function
>     `mouse-face' was disabled intentionally as unnecessary when the mouse
>     pointer can change its shape:
>         ; Text terminals cannot change mouse pointer shape, so use mouse
>         ; face instead.
>         (or (display-graphic-p)
>             (overlay-put overlay 'mouse-face widget-mouse-face)))
> It is nice to make the mouse pointer change shape, but wouldn't it be better,
> for consistency's sake, to turn on the mouse face for this?
> If someone thinks it is good to use the mouse pointer shape for some
> links, and mouse face for others, could he please suggest a criterion
> for when each method is better?

Actually the Help buffer uses widget buttons that have the type `link'.
So it makes sense to put mouse face only on `link' buttons, but not on
other button types.  I don't know yet how to do that with the widget package.

Juri Linkov

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