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

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: [usability] mouse-1 for performing actions?
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 18:23:05 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090007 (Oort Gnus v0.07) Emacs/21.2.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Karl Eichwalder <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>> It would be interesting to try implementing this in Emacs; I don't
>> think it should be terribly hard.
> Note, using mouse-2 for dragging is "wrong" -- maybe, Motif does it this
> way, but the majority of all potential user are used to drag objects
> with mouse-1.

Programs which use mouse-1 for dragging the selected text:  How do
they enable the user to make a new selection?  This is presumably also
done with dragging mouse-1.

> BTw, mouse-2 is basically a no-op on many a lot devices, esp. on such a
> device like my notebook.  And there are mice with only 1 button!

You mean it's hard to hit?  Maybe yes.

Silence is foo!

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