> 2) The entire line should be the hot zone (no "button").
Makes it very easy
> to scan lines and align text anywhere on the line with the
proper hot zone.
> No need for your eye to move between the text (anywhere on
the line) and the
> hot zone.
Thats not much of a compromise! Jason's point about the
touchpad makes it even more important that the entire
line should be *not* be the hot zone.
It was meant only as my opinion, FWIW, not as a compromise of any kind
(between what and what?). And, as I've said before, having the entire line
be a hot zone is more important to me than being able to use mouse-1 to
> 5) The delay for mouse-1 to set point should be short, by
default, so it is
> not inconvenient to set point with mouse-1. The current
default delay is too
> long. Users will naturally click very quickly to follow a
link, and if they
> click too slowly, they will quickly learn to click quicker
(or consult the
> doc to change the delay value).
Whatever the period, its hard to estimate in your head while
clicking. How long should a piece of string be?
Such a delay is not estimated in one's head. You try it. Too slow? You try
it faster. Too fast? You try it slower. You like it? You save it.
BTW: In Windows, the mouse double-click delay is configured with a sliding
scale, and you can double-click a test area to see what the value would mean
_in practice_. Handy and simple. Something like this could be useful for
defining mouse delays in Emacs too. In the present case, you would
test-click (mouse-1) a link to see if you liked the current delay - change
it and test-click again etc. Should be simple to implement. (Just an idea,
for consideration after the release, not now.)