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Re: [INFO] NEXTSPACE


From: Matt Rice
Subject: Re: [INFO] NEXTSPACE
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2017 03:53:48 -0800

On Sun, Nov 26, 2017 at 3:40 AM, Liam Proven <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 26 November 2017 at 11:50, Matt Rice <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Cool project, was curious if you had/were planning on implementing the
>> right click behavior where
>> instead of bringing up the windowmaker vertical menu, right click on
>> the root window brings up the
>> main menu of the currently active application.  Given the
>> workspace/shelf the windowmaker menu
>> seems a bit superfluous
>
> Please bottom-post on mailing lists.

Sure, usually do since everyone else was top-posting though :D

> I have done a little experimenting with this on people, both with RISC
> OS -- https://www.riscosopen.org/content/ -- which always and only
> works this way, and with the ROX desktop --
> http://rox.sourceforge.net/desktop/.
>
> I find it _really_ confuses people who come from more mainstream
> desktops with permanently-visible menus: both the Windows and Mac
> families.

On NeXT it had to be enabled in preferences IIRC, by default the mouse
had 2 buttons,
but both performed the same function, and there was a preference for
enabling the 2nd mouse button.

> Whereas I like it, I think GNUstep should stick to the NeXT model for
> now. It is part of what makes it distinctive.

I agree.

> However, a more conventional & widely-available menu-accelerator key
> would be a good thing. Either the PC-style Alt for menus, Ctrl for
> actions (e.g. Alt-F for File, Ctrl-O for open) or a Mac-style Super
> key (Super-O = open, Super-X = cut, etc.)
>
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