[ESS] mouse-selecting previous line in *R* buffer

Dan Davison davison at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Nov 25 16:40:44 CET 2007

In a *R* buffer, if I hover my mouse pointer over the (not a?) previously evaluated line,
the whole line excluding the R prompt goes sort of light green and a message comes up saying

'mouse 2: insert after prompt as new input'

I'm a bit anti mice. Nevertheless I was trying to use the thing to copy some text from that line,
and the light green message stuff prevented me from selecting the text. I'm not at all claiming
that this shouldn't be default behaviour, but how do I turn this functionality off?



p.s. The text was destined for another xterm, not an emacs buffer, so I wasn't using emacs kill/yank. 
If anyone has any tips for copying between emacs buffers and xterms and other application windows 
in linux without using the mouse that would be very welcome too (though maybe they should be offline).

GNU Emacs 21.4.1
> version
platform       i686-redhat-linux-gnu       
arch           i686                        
os             linux-gnu                   
system         i686, linux-gnu             
major          2                           
minor          5.1                         
year           2007                        
month          06                          
day            27                          
svn rev        42083                       
language       R                           
version.string R version 2.5.1 (2007-06-27)
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.20-1.2320.fc5smp #1 SMP Tue Jun 12 19:40:16 EDT 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

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