#57 Allow mouse support to be turned off in Win32 console


If I use a command prompt where both subject edit options are enabled via properties, THE does not honor the settings and turns them off when launched and you have to manually enable the options again while in the edit session. 3.3.b3 does not do this and I can use the QuickEdit function to mark text that I want to copy to the clipboard without problems.


  • clickclick

    clickclick - 2011-09-12
    • priority: 5 --> 6
  • LesK

    LesK - 2011-09-12

    According to my notes, going back to when I first started using THE on W2K, you DON'T set QuickEditMode if you want to use the mouse in THE.
    No version of THE that I've ever used has honored the InsertMode checkbox, but I never noticed it.

  • Mark Hessling

    Mark Hessling - 2011-09-12
    • assigned_to: nobody --> rexx
    • summary: The Turns off QuickEdit Mode and Insert Mode --> Allow mouse support to be turned off in Win32 console
  • Mark Hessling

    Mark Hessling - 2011-09-12

    THE is built with the latest version of PDCurses. According to http://mac.softpedia.com/progChangelog/PDCurses-Changelog-49531.html, any PDCurses program on Win32 that uses the mouse (including THE) has been "fixed" to turn off QuickEdit mode. This is done to enable the running program to handle mouse events.

    In previous versions of PDCurses, it was recommended to turn off QuickEdit if you wanted to use the mouse.

    This is not a bug in THE, it is (for some) an improved change in behaviour of PDCurses.

    I'm changing this from a bug to a feature request to enable mouse support to be turned off in THE in Windows console mode. No promises that this will be possible though.

  • clickclick

    clickclick - 2011-09-12

    Okay, but how do I select and mark text to copy it to the clipboard if the QuickEdit is off?

  • LesK

    LesK - 2013-06-22

    I'm sure you've found out how to do it, but just for the record:
    Use Mark box (alt-b) to mark the beginning, and then again to mark
    the end.


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