Questions tagged [mouse]

for Emacs support of mouse. Emacs mouse interface supports click events, drag events, button-down events, and motion events. Whereas the current buffer handles keystrokes, mouse events in a clicked buffer are independent of the current buffer.

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Simulating mouse operations with keyboard

Is there a way, via some command that can be invoked by the keyboard, of making Emacs think that I clicked at a particular point (so that it does whatever it would have done if I clicked there, e.g. ...
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How to scroll using mouse while keeping cursor on same line/position?

I am using this minor mode to scroll and keep cursor on same line, mwheel-scroll however screws up the smooth scroll since it moves the cursor to a different line, scrolling return the cursor back to ...
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How to disable mouse in Spacemacs

I'd like to completely disable my mouse in Spacemacs. Following the advice in this answer, I set up the following in my .spacemacs file as (defun dotspacemacs/user-config () "Configuration function ...
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A dual-purpose function for keyboard shortcut and mouse

Is it possible to combine the following two functions so that the combined function will work with the keyboard keys (e.g., [return]) and also work with the mouse buttons? If so, how please? ...
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What is the select word/symbol function bound to <double-mouse-1>

I love the ability to select word/symbol at point which I currently do with double mouse click. I would like to be able to do it from the keyboard, and so I'd like to bind it to a keystroke (or maybe ...
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Enable Emacs column selection using mouse

How to use mouse to select column in Emacs? How to enable it? The emacs wiki RectangleMark says, there is mouse support for rectangle highlighting by dragging the mouse while holding down the ...
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Preventing mouse clicks in inactive windows from repositioning the cursor

When I have Emacs (24.4, Mac OS, NS build) in the foreground, I often have many windows open in one frame. I sometimes want to switch windows by clicking in an inactive window. By default, this calls ...
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can scrolling be smoother than single line in emacs/org-mode?

Using the trackpad, the scrolling in emacs/spacemacs is notably less smooth than in modern browsers and other editors. I have to confess that this jerkiness irks me more than I would prefer but I have ...
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How can I move point to where the mouse is pointing now

I want to move point to where the mouse is pointing. This is easy to do interactively: just click and point will move to where the mouse is pointing. However, I need to do this inside elisp code. I ...
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Mouse pointer between characters and the text cursor misplacement

Mouse cursor position interpretation in emacs drives me nuts. Why draw the mouse cursor in emacs window with vertical thin bar if you cannot effectively position it between characters? Selecting ...
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How to get xemacs-like Buffers menu entry in emacs?

xemacs has a nicely organized Buffers entry in its built-in menu. As you can see from the snapshot, it's sorted alphabetically and grouped by modes: I can't find how to make emacs do the same. menu-...
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local keymap in mode-line doesn't work in terminal

I'm having trouble with getting local keymap:s to work in the mode-line, but only in terminals (with xterm-mouse-mode enabled). This applies to both the standard mode-line entries (like mode-line-...
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Mouse wheel not working with new mouse

I'm running Emacs 25.1.1 on Debian. No particularly elaborate setup. I recently bought a new mouse, a Logitech MX Anywhere 2S, though I am not using any of the "programmable" features. I simply use ...
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Obtain points at beginning/ending of visual line without using vertical-motion

Q:  How to obtain the points at the beginning and ending of each visual line of the current window -- without using vertical-motion -- when word-wrap is t (aka visual-line-mode). For this experiment, ...
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Right-click to select one character under the mouse pointer?

I'm using GUI emacs 24.4.9.0, so I can click to move the cursor, and double-click to select a word under the mouse pointer as a region. How can I configure emacs so that right-click selects a ...
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How to disable copy on selection with evil-mode (Mac/24.4)?

This only occurs when I turn evil-mode on! Whenever I make a selection, either through evil or the mouse, the selection gets automatically copied into the clipboard. I have set (setq select-active-...
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How to use mouse click to the right or to the left of the text to move cursor to this line?

On a mouseclick to one side of the text, it can be convenient to make the cursor jump to: the beginning of the line (when clicking left of the text) the end of the line (when clicking right of the ...
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How to make two fixes to mouse click positioning work together?

There are subtle issues with mouse-click cursor positioning which I try to get fixed. The first patch makes sure that the cursor falls on the correct side of a character when clicked left of right ...
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How to use menu bar at the top via mouse?

I am opening emacs in --no-window-system mode and I switched xterm-mouse-mode on. Mouse clicks within a buffer work. However, I want the menu at the top of the window to open when I click on it. I.e.,...
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Set scroll-amount for mouse wheel in .emacs

What I've tried in .emacs (note: I don't know elisp, and just tried cobbling this stuff together from googling and from other people's stuff) is (mouse-wheel-mode 't) ;;; mouse-wheel enabled (setq ...
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After change from Ubuntu to Lubuntu the mouse wheel (scroll) doesn't work without pressing CTRL together

When I try to scroll with mouse I receive a message saying Wrong type argument: commandp, mouse-5 or Wrong type argument: commandp, mouse-4. This happens after I tried a lot of random fixes. Before ...