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Re: Binding a command to the down-event of a toolbar button

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Binding a command to the down-event of a toolbar button
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2006 16:38:12 -0400

            Another interface I have seen that having a down-event would enable 
            to execute a common action on normal clicking of the button, but if 
            mouse button is held down for around 1 - 2 seconds, then a menu 
            with less common related actions.

        Can you tell us more about the graphical contexts where you've seen 
        Was it on buttons?  Menus?  Icons?

    Tool bar buttons. Many have a small arrow (triangle) to the lower
    right to indicate that more actions are available. Methods of getting
    to the advanced actions vary, I have seen applications where you the
    hold down mouse-1, others where you press mouse-3, and others where
    you click on the small arrow itself. All these methods result in a
    drop down menu appearing.

This sounds like a very special case.  The triangle is not a member
of the tool bar, it is a special part of the tool bar mechanism itself.

In the case where you get the menu by holding down mouse-1 on the
triangle, what happens when you just click mouse-1 there?

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