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bug#7787: 23.2; wrong meaning for mouse-2 while in search mode


From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: bug#7787: 23.2; wrong meaning for mouse-2 while in search mode
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 20:24:45 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Perry Wagle <address@hidden> writes:

> In xemacs, if I double click on a word, the word is highlighted.  If
> I then press control-s for search, and click the middle mouse button
> *without moving the mouse*, I will paste that word into the search
> string, and all is good.
>
> Emacs, on the other hand, does not support this idiom.  For some
> reason, the middle mouse button *ABORTS* the search mode, and then
> pastes the word under the mouse.  Why would you want that?
>
> This idiom alone has kept me using xemacs for over a decade.  I'd
> like to switch to emacs now.
>
> Can I fix this easily with option-setting, or does it require me to
> hack and add the correct behavior?

This was reported 9 years ago but unfortunately never got a reply at
the time.

I think you should set mouse-yank-at-point to t to get the desired
behaviour.  Could you please try that and see if that works for your
use-case?

Best regards,
Stefan Kangas





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