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Re: controlling echo during mouse-dragging

From: John Paul Wallington
Subject: Re: controlling echo during mouse-dragging
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 16:46:08 +0100
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"David Vanderschel" <address@hidden> writes:

>> > Is there any way I can prevent that uninformative "down-mouse-2-"
>> > echo from obliterating my infrequent attempts at informing the user?
>> Try binding `echo-keystrokes' to 0.
> OK, I tried that.  I made echo-keystrokes buffer-local
> and set it to 0.

Hm.  I meant `let' binding it when appropriate, but maybe that's
tricky -- are you tracking the mouse yourself or binding commands to
drag events, or something else ?

> This does prevent the "down-mouse-1-" 'keystroke' from appearing in
> the echo area.

Good :)

>  However, my own messages are still being obliterated
> (with blankness) as soon as the cursor moves off of the character it
> was on when my program realized that it needed to offer new advice.
> Unfortunately, that is not satisfactory, as I do not want to have to
> repeat the message every time the mouse moves - just when it gets to
> certain special places (which is not too often).
> So I still have an obliteration problem; and now I do
> not even know what is causing it.

Please post some example code, preferably pared-down to essentials,
that demonstrates the problem.

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