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authorShawn O. Pearce <>2007-09-17 03:12:19 (GMT)
committerShawn O. Pearce <>2007-09-17 03:12:19 (GMT)
commit3849bfba84fb5b0e9d46920f62105b4e1dd97e63 (patch)
tree2fa7fbd581cd23e9b45b80050799b49d639468ff /git-gui/
parent55bad4f096b1f18eec94169c864c39bf0abda1db (diff)
git-gui: Disable native platform text selection in "lists"gitgui-0.8.3
Sometimes we use a Tk text widget as though it were a listbox. This happens typically when we want to show an icon to the left of the text label or just when a text widget is generally a better choice then the native listbox widget. In these cases if we want the user to have control over the selection we implement our own "in_sel" tag that shows the selected region and we perform our own selection management in the background via keybindings and mouse bindings. In such uses we don't want the user to be able to activate the native platform selection by dragging their mouse through the text widget. Doing so creates a very confusing display and the user is left wondering what it may mean to have two different types of selection in the same widget. Tk doesn't allow us to delete the "sel" tag that it uses internally to manage the native selection but it will allow us to make it invisible by setting the tag to have the same display properties as unselected text. So long as we don't actually use the "sel" tag for anything in code its effectively invisible. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
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