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Re: lynx-dev lynx2.8.4dev.19

From: Philip Webb
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx2.8.4dev.19
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 22:47:01 -0500
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010301 Thomas E. Dickey wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Feb 2001, Philip Webb wrote:
>> (2) the mouse doesn't seem to be working as advertised on the left margin.
> I think it only works in the upper-left corner.

i tested what it does, which is described in the docs patch below.

--- /old/lynx.cfg       Thu Mar  1 02:27:53 2001
+++ /new/lynx.cfg       Thu Mar  1 16:58:21 2001
@@ -1102,11 +1102,15 @@
-# If USE_MOUSE is set TRUE, Lynx (when configured with ncurses, PDcurses or
-# slang) will allow the user to click with button-1 on links to select them. 
-# Other mouse-usable operations include:  clicking on the top or bottom of a
-# page to make it scroll up or down, clicking on the left edge to pop the
-# history stack, to move to a text entry field, or manipulate a popup menu.
+# If Lynx is configured with ncurses, PDcurses or slang & USE_MOUSE is TRUE,
+# users can perform commands by left-clicking certain parts of the screen: 
+#   on a link = `g'oto + ACTIVATE (ie move highlight & follow the link);
+#   on the top/bottom lines = PREV/NEXT_PAGE (ie go up/down 1 page);
+#   on the top/bottom left corners = PREV_DOC (ie goto the previous document);
+#   on the top/bottom right corners = HISTORY (ie call up the history page).
+# NB if the mouse is defined in this way, it will not be available
+# for copy/paste operations using the clipboard of a desktop manager:
+# for flexibility instead, use the command-line switch  -use_mouse .
 # ncurses and slang have built-in support for the xterm mouse protocol.  In
 # addition, ncurses can be linked with the gpm mouse library, to automatically

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