Emacs24 forgets about Point after mouse click

Bug #1467102 reported by Michael Titke on 2015-06-20
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emacs24 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Since Emacs22 and for all of Emacs23 I'm used to do the following sometimes to copy one part of a file to another:

- move the cursor to the starting position and press ctrl-space to set point
- scroll down with the scroll bar
- click on the end position
- m-x copy-regTAB OR menu edit -> copy
- then paste into the new file / browser whatever

With the Ubuntu Emacs24 the behavior changes: as soon as I click on the end position it forgets about point and I can't copy anything. The new behavior seems to be a mock up of athena ws / windows / gtk / openstep text components: but selecting with a mouse drag doesn't really work either in Emacs because it just forgets about the selection and in each and any case it's much less exact than the previous method of Emacs 22/23. Even if the behavior was an user customization option the default behavior is just broken by all means.

Please revert back or provide alternatives until my standalone VIper implementation with Guile/GOOPS Scheme is up to the task.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: emacs24 24.4+1-4ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-15.15-generic 3.19.3
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-15-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sat Jun 20 14:33:52 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-06-08 (11 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150422)
SourcePackage: emacs24
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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