[PATCH] Make is possible to override the system wide setting for AutoSelection

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Wed Dec 17 23:22:27 GMT 2003

On Saturday 13 December 2003 22:36, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> Hi,
> the attached patch makes it possible for the developer of an
> application to disable AutoSelection (i. e. the inappropriately
> labeled
> "Automatically select icons" option in the Mouse settings) even if
> the user enabled it in the Mouse settings. This is for example
> necessary for the folder list in KMail. Currently with AutoSelection
> enabled the folder under the mouse cursor will be highlighted (after
> a short delay). But then the highlighted folder will no longer
> correspond to the current folder (i.e. the folder of which the
> contents is displayed in the message list). cf.
> http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=70307
> Therefore we'd like to be able to force AutoSelection to off in
> KMail. Sorry, for the not-so-nice method names. I couldn't come up
> with something better. I'm a bit concerned about the similarity with
> void activateAutomaticSelection ()
>   void deactivateAutomaticSelection ()
>   bool automaticSelection () const
> So if you have a suggestion for better method names...

Hmm, no objections? Okay, then I'll commit on Saturday.

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