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Re: [usability] mouse-1 for performing actions?

From: Robert J. Chassell
Subject: Re: [usability] mouse-1 for performing actions?
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 19:48:13 +0000 (UTC)

   Btw, do ANY other application have this mouse1 + mouse3 mark text
   feature?  I haven't seen it before.

You must have been using poorly designed applications.  The two button
marking technique often makes it easier for people to mark a specified
region than dragging.  (Sometimes dragging works OK -- it depends on
the situation.)

   IMHO dropping this feature in favor of activating buttons and links
   with mouse-1 is more user friendly ..

We should never reduce the quality of the Emacs user interface just
because other applications use worse interfaces.

Please suggest to the developers of other applications that they
improve their work.  (Besides improving the methods for copying,
please ask these developers to implement incremental search, which is
a highly comfortable and efficient way to navigate.)

    Robert J. Chassell                  address@hidden
    Rattlesnake Enterprises             http://www.rattlesnake.com

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