Some text terminals support mouse clicks in the terminal window.
In a terminal emulator which is compatible with
can use M-x xterm-mouse-mode to give Emacs control over simple
uses of the mouse—basically, only non-modified single clicks are
supported. The normal
xterm mouse functionality for such
clicks is still available by holding down the SHIFT key when you
press the mouse button. Xterm Mouse mode is a global minor mode
(see Minor Modes). Repeating the command turns the mode off
In the console on GNU/Linux, you can use M-x gpm-mouse-mode to enable mouse support. You must have the gpm server installed and running on your system in order for this to work.
See MS-DOS Mouse, for information about mouse support on MS-DOS.