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Re: Marking with the mouse

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: Marking with the mouse
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 14:50:04 +0100
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

Richard Stallman wrote:

> Could you say more specifically just what aspect of the new behavior
> does or would irritate you? Knowing this would help me understand
> the issue.

I mark a region by holding down mouse-1 and dragging. The highlighting
that appears while I'm doing this is helpful for me to see the extent
of the region change as I move the mouse. Once I let go of mouse-1, I
have decided on the extent of the region, and I don't need (or want)
to see the highlighting any more. I almost always click mouse-1 at
this point, specifically to turn OFF the highlighting of the region.
As I understand it, the proposed change would disable that.

Once I'm done with selecting the region, I don't want the visual
feedback on its extent any more. IMO, it's just clutter; in the same
way that transient-mark-mode is just a distraction to me.

So a (not really serious) counter-suggestion: make the highlighting
vanish as soon as mouse-1 is released, so I don't have to do an extra
action to get rid of it. ;)

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