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Re: Marking with the mouse

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Marking with the mouse
Date: 11 Sep 2003 12:31:49 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

[ I'll assume below that my patch was applied. ]

> I agree with Glenn.  But then again, perhaps I did not understand the
> problem.  Here is what I often do.

> 1. transient-mark-mode is nil

> 2. I mark a chunk of text using one of the following methods with the
>    mouse from time to time:

>    a. double click on a word
>    b. drag with mouse-1
>    c. click with mouse-1 and click with mouse-3

At this point, the region is highlighted and transient-mark-mode
is temporarily turned on.

> 3. I then either

>    a. delete (double-click mouse-3)
>    b. paste (mouse-2 elsewhere)
>    c. click somewhere again using mouse-1 to make sure that the
>       position is correct, and then paste (using mouse-2 or C-y).

All three should turn off transient-mark-mode, so after 3 the highlighting
should be gone.  If that is not what you're seeing, it's a bug.


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