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Re: mouse-1-click-follows-link

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: mouse-1-click-follows-link
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 10:04:01 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> The idea of having mouse-1-clock-follows-link activated by default
>> is to make it easier for beginners accustomed to web browsers

> Not only web browsers: GUI applications in general.  In every other
> GUI application I can think of, mouse-1 is used for clicking buttons.

We're talking about a mouse-1 click on a piece of text.  Not on a button,
although the text is generally somehow marked to look special, occasionally

>> So maybe turning it on for a handful of cases makes sense.
>> And keeping a more intrusive option may also make sense for people
>> whose system makes it hard to generate a mouse-2 event.

> I believe this includes most PC systems (correct me if I'm wrong).

I've never had a problem on recent PCs where the wheel acts as mouse-2.
Some people report problems clicking on the wheel, but the only problem I've
ever had is that occasionally I turn the wheel as I click it, which makes
the click inoperative.  But it's never been a problem.


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