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Re: Marking with the mouse

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Marking with the mouse
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 17:06:16 -0400

    >     Someone in gnu.emacs.help recently complained about the weird behavior
    >     of the highlighting when you drag the mouse while pressing mouse-1:
    >     the selected text is highlighted during the drag but the highlighting
    >     disappears immediately after that.  I was thinking that maybe it's
    >     a good idea to use the transient transient-mark-mode in this case, so
    >     that marking with the mouse always behaves like transient-mark-mode.
    > That is an interesting idea.  Could you install it with a variable to
    > control it, so that people could try it out, and we could decide later
    > on whether to make this change the default?

    I'm not sure this is worth an option.

It's worth having an option initially, so people can try it out
and see if they like it.

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