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Re: Context menus and mouse-3

From: Tak Kunihiro
Subject: Re: Context menus and mouse-3
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2021 14:13:11 +0900
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (darwin)

>> IMO, when mouse-3 is clocked on a misspelled word, it makes much more
>> sense to assume the user wants to fix that word than that the user
>> wants to paste.
>> But here's an idea: how about merging the two menus into one in these
>> cases?  We could add a top-level menu with the two alternatives, each
>> one would then drop down one of the two possible menus.
>> Alternatively, just make a long menu by concatenating the contents of
>> the two original ones.
>> WDYT?
> Tak Kunihiro had a very good idea of using a hook-like variable
> that contains a list of functions that return parts of the whole
> context-menu, then these parts will be collected into the final menu.

The idea is to define a variable (something like below;
poplife-menu-candidates) with list of functions that returns nil or
keymap (something like below; poplife-mouse-word-menu).  A function
(something like below; poplife-context-menu) will test each of them
until it gets keymap.

In this way, to revise context menu is easy.

(defvar poplife-menu-candidates
  '(poplife-mouse-help-menu             ; HELP menu
    poplife-mouse-info-menu             ; INFO menu
    poplife-mouse-file-menu             ; FILE menu
    poplife-mouse-dir-menu              ; DIR menu
    poplife-mouse-word-menu             ; WORD menu
    poplife-mouse-url-menu              ; URL menu
    ;; menu-bar-edit-menu    ; EDIT menu (default)
    poplife-mouse-edit-menu)            ; EDIT menu
  "List of candidates for context menu.
Candidates are function or keymap.  They will be evaluated in the
order of the list.  A function should accept mouse EVENT, and
return keymap or nil.  The last candidate should return valid

(defun poplife-mouse-word-menu (event)
  "Return 'flyspell-correct-word when word under mouse cursor on EVENT is 
   (not (region-active-p))
   ;; Check face by (what-cursor-position t) or C-u C-x =.
   (let ((faces-at-point (mapcar (lambda (xxx) (overlay-get xxx 'face))
                                 (overlays-at (posn-point (event-start 
     (when (or (member 'flyspell-incorrect faces-at-point)
               (member 'flyspell-duplicate faces-at-point))

(defun poplife-context-menu (event)
  "Return key's definition depending on thing under mouse click EVENT.
Items in `poplife-menu-candidates' are examined sequentially.
See `define-key' for the key's definition"
  ;; ~/.emacs.d/init.el ~/.emacs.d/ https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/
  (when (fboundp 'secondary-selection-to-region) ; 26.1
    (secondary-selection-to-region)) ; When there is only secondary, turn it to 
  (let ((candidates poplife-menu-candidates)
    (while (not context-menu)
      (let ((item (car candidates)))
        (setq candidates (cdr candidates))
        ;; See how dired-guess-shell-alist-user is used in dired-guess-default.
        (setq context-menu (cond ((fboundp item)
                                  (funcall item event))
                                 ((and (symbolp item)
                                       (keymapp (symbol-value item)))
                                  (symbol-value item))
                                 (t     ; else

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