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Re: Why mouse-1/2/3 ?

From: Po Lu
Subject: Re: Why mouse-1/2/3 ?
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 17:30:04 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

>> > Why emacs calls these mouse-1, 2 and 3? Wouldn't it be more user
>> friendly to say
>> > left mouse button, middle mouse button and right mouse button?
>> Mouse-1 is the first button on a mouse from the left.
>> Mouse-2 is the second (scroll wheel) button on a mouse from the left.
>> Mouse-3 is the third, and so on.
> Just a nitpick:
> Not necessarily.  And "and so on" isn't really the case.
> `mouse-4' and `mouse-5', for example, can have different
> meanings for different mice.  And "and so on" would mean
> that additional buttons were farther and farther to the
> right, which isn't the case, in general.

My bad.  I apologize for the mistake.

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