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21.4 Mouse Clicks for Menus

Several mouse clicks with the Ctrl and SHIFT modifiers bring up menus.

C-mouse-1

This menu is for selecting a buffer.

The MSB (“mouse select buffer”) global minor mode makes this menu smarter and more customizable. See Buffer Menus.

C-mouse-2

This menu contains entries for examining faces and other text properties, and well as for setting them (the latter is mainly useful when editing enriched text; see Enriched Text).

C-mouse-3

This menu is mode-specific. For most modes if Menu-bar mode is on, this menu has the same items as all the mode-specific menu-bar menus put together. Some modes may specify a different menu for this button. If Menu Bar mode is off, this menu contains all the items which would be present in the menu bar—not just the mode-specific ones—so that you can access them without having to display the menu bar.

S-mouse-1

This menu is for changing the default face within the window’s buffer. See Text Scale.

Some graphical applications use mouse-3 for a mode-specific menu. If you prefer mouse-3 in Emacs to bring up such a menu instead of running the mouse-save-then-kill command, rebind mouse-3 by adding the following line to your init file (see Init Rebinding):

(global-set-key [mouse-3] 'mouse-popup-menubar-stuff)