Re: patch for select in zvt

On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 09:28:45AM -0500 or thereabouts, Manuel Amador (Rudd-O)       Gerente de desarrollo       Alpha wrote:
> just an idea:
> what about autoselecting words when dragging right, but selecting characters 
> when dragging left?  that way we can still make our selections right after 
> we've selected the word?
> that behaviour is in Internet Explorer.
> for the record, I use only GNOME.

Is it the behaviour for xterm, though? 

For what it's worth, the vast majority of bug reports against 
gnome-terminal which are not crashes or geometry madness are
complaints/notes/requests to do with perfect xterm emulation,
particularly with respect to selections. There are people who 
have used xterm for many years, and they expect gnome-terminal's 
selection to be as xterm does it. Some of the reports are things 
that seem really trivial unless you've used xterm a lot, I think. 
And then they are apparently huge huge bugs :)

Or at least, that was the case when I was categorising them
all just before the debbugs tracker died. I suppose it might
be worth doing it again in bugzilla. 

(The other big category is the behaviour of alt/control/meta
stuff, which category I do not understand at all.)


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