emacs / lisp / xt-mouse.el

;;; xt-mouse.el --- support the mouse when emacs run in an xterm

;; Copyright (C) 1994, 2000, 2001 Free Software Foundation

;; Author: Per Abrahamsen <>
;; Keywords: mouse, terminals

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;;; Commentary:

;; Enable mouse support when running inside an xterm or Linux console.

;; This is actually useful when you are running X11 locally, but is
;; working on remote machine over a modem line or through a gateway.

;; It works by translating xterm escape codes into generic emacs mouse
;; events so it should work with any package that uses the mouse.

;; The xterm mouse escape codes are supposedly also supported by the
;; Linux console, but I have not been able to verify this.

;; You don't have to turn off xterm mode to use the normal xterm mouse
;; functionality, it is still available by holding down the SHIFT key
;; when you press the mouse button.

;;; Todo:

;; Support multi-click -- somehow.

;; Clicking on the mode-line does not work, although it should.

;;; Code:

(define-key function-key-map "\e[M" 'xterm-mouse-translate)

(defvar xterm-mouse-last)

(defun xterm-mouse-translate (event)
  "Read a click and release event from XTerm."
      (let* ((xterm-mouse-last)
	     (down (xterm-mouse-event))
	     (down-command (nth 0 down))
	     (down-data (nth 1 down))
	     (down-where (nth 1 down-data))
	     (down-binding (key-binding (if (symbolp down-where)
					    (vector down-where down-command)
					  (vector down-command))))
	     (is-click (string-match "^mouse" (symbol-name (car down)))))

	(unless is-click
	  (unless (and (eq (read-char) ?\e)
		       (eq (read-char) ?\[)
		       (eq (read-char) ?M))
	    (error "Unexpected escape sequence from XTerm")))

	(let* ((click (if is-click down (xterm-mouse-event)))
	       (click-command (nth 0 click))
	       (click-data (nth 1 click))
	       (click-where (nth 1 click-data)))
	  (if (memq down-binding '(nil ignore))
	      (if (and (symbolp click-where)
		       (not (eq 'menu-bar click-where)))
		  (vector (list click-where click-data) click)
		(vector click))
	    (setq unread-command-events
		  (if (eq down-where click-where)
		      (list click)
		     ;; Cheat `mouse-drag-region' with move event.
		     (list 'mouse-movement click-data)
		     ;; Generate a drag event.
		     (if (symbolp down-where)
		       (list (intern (format "drag-mouse-%d"
					     (+ 1 xterm-mouse-last)))
			     down-data click-data))
	    (if (and (symbolp down-where)
		     (not (eq 'menu-bar down-where)))
		(vector (list down-where down-data) down)
	      (vector down))))))))

(defvar xterm-mouse-x 0
  "Position of last xterm mouse event relative to the frame.")

(defvar xterm-mouse-y 0
  "Position of last xterm mouse event relative to the frame.")

;; Indicator for the xterm-mouse mode.

(defun xterm-mouse-position-function (pos)
  "Bound to `mouse-position-function' in XTerm mouse mode."
  (setcdr pos (cons xterm-mouse-x xterm-mouse-y))

;; read xterm sequences above ascii 127 (#x7f)
(defun xterm-mouse-event-read ()
  (let ((c (read-char)))
    (if (< c 0)
        (+ c #x8000000 128)

(defun xterm-mouse-event ()
  "Convert XTerm mouse event to Emacs mouse event."
  (let* ((type (- (xterm-mouse-event-read) #o40))
	 (x (- (xterm-mouse-event-read) #o40 1))
	 (y (- (xterm-mouse-event-read) #o40 1))
	 (point (cons x y))
	 (window (window-at x y))
	 (where (if window
		    (coordinates-in-window-p point window)
	 (pos (if (consp where)
		    (select-window window)
		    (goto-char (window-start window))
		    (move-to-window-line (-
					  (cdr where)
					  (if (or header-line-format
		    (move-to-column (+ (car where) (current-column)
				       (if (string-match "\\` \\*Minibuf"
					   (- (minibuffer-prompt-width))
				       (max 0 (1- (window-hscroll)))))
	 (mouse (intern
		 ;; For buttons > 3, the release-event looks
		 ;; differently (see xc/programs/xterm/button.c,
		 ;; function EditorButton), and there seems to come in
		 ;; a release-event only, no down-event.
		 (cond ((>= type 64)
			(format "mouse-%d" (- type 60)))
		       ((= type 3)
			(format "mouse-%d" (+ 1 xterm-mouse-last)))
			(setq xterm-mouse-last type)
			(format "down-mouse-%d" (+ 1 type)))))))
    (setq xterm-mouse-x x
	  xterm-mouse-y y)
    (list mouse
	  (list window pos point
		(/ (nth 2 (current-time)) 1000)))))

(define-minor-mode xterm-mouse-mode
  "Toggle XTerm mouse mode.
With prefix arg, turn XTerm mouse mode on iff arg is positive.

Turn it on to use emacs mouse commands, and off to use xterm mouse commands."
  nil " Mouse" nil :global t
  (if xterm-mouse-mode
      ;; Turn it on
      (unless window-system
	(setq mouse-position-function #'xterm-mouse-position-function)
    ;; Turn it off
    (turn-off-xterm-mouse-tracking 'force)
    (setq mouse-position-function nil)))

(defun turn-on-xterm-mouse-tracking ()
  "Enable Emacs mouse tracking in xterm."
  (if xterm-mouse-mode
      (send-string-to-terminal "\e[?1000h")))

(defun turn-off-xterm-mouse-tracking (&optional force)
  "Disable Emacs mouse tracking in xterm."
  (if (or force xterm-mouse-mode)
      (send-string-to-terminal "\e[?1000l")))

;; Restore normal mouse behaviour outside Emacs.
(add-hook 'suspend-hook 'turn-off-xterm-mouse-tracking)
(add-hook 'suspend-resume-hook 'turn-on-xterm-mouse-tracking)
(add-hook 'kill-emacs-hook 'turn-off-xterm-mouse-tracking)

(provide 'xt-mouse)

;;; xt-mouse.el ends here