Re: [dev] [st][patch] Allow mouse selection override using ShiftMask

From: Hiltjo Posthuma <>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 14:19:28 +0200

On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 1:07 PM, Raphaƫl Proust <> wrote:
> [...]
> It makes sense. Although applications might be binding Shift+Mouse for
> their own purpose (not expecting X to interfere with their input). I
> don't care too much which is chosen because I tend to not use the
> mouse in the terminal, but I think it's worth considering and
> discussing a bit.
Definitely, is it enough to make ShiftMask configurable?

> We can rephrase the question: What are sane terminal managers? (And
> thus, which one should st make effort to work with?)
st should work (and generally does already work) well with tmux in my opinion.

>> As described in the post you linked
>> ( maybe ShiftMask can be
>> added as a configurable shortcut to allow shortcuts using ShiftMask
>> and also allow things like rectangular (SEL_RECTANGULAR) to work?
> I think that an entry in config.c is a good idea. Then people can
> customise based on their terminal manager(s) of choice.
The attached updated patch makes ShiftMask configurable and allows to
use selmasks too (SEL_RECTANGULAR).

Kind regards,

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