21.4 Mouse Clicks for Menus
Several mouse clicks with the <Ctrl> and <SHIFT> modifiers
bring up menus.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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
- 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)