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40031Re: better xterm mouse support

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  • GI
    Jul 1, 2005
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      On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 03:28:32PM -0700, Andrew Pimlott wrote:

      > [Replying to old mail.]
      > On Fri, May 06, 2005 at 06:48:10PM -0400, Joe Allen wrote:
      > > I've submitted a patch for xterm to xterm's maintainer Thomas Dickey.
      > While you're at it... :-) I don't enable the mouse in vim, because
      > regular cut-n-paste functionality is much more valuable to me than using
      > it to control the cursor (and holding down shift is too much for my poor
      > brain to remembe). But on the other hand, using the scroll wheel to
      > scroll in vim would be much more valuable to me than scrolling through
      > the xterm buffer.
      > I would absolutely love it if I could have the best of both: button 1-3
      > and motion events handled by xterm, but wheel (button 4-) events passed
      > to vim. As I understand it, it is not possible to ask xterm for only
      > some of the buttons. But if someone hacked this in, and hacked vim to
      > support it, he would have my gratitude.

      I think (but I could be mistaken) mrxvt has this feature. I know it has
      a feature to bind keys in the main screen only (so the bindings will not
      work when running vim / less / mutt / etc). I'm not sure if that extends
      to mouse buttons.


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