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0006672 [Squeak] Morphic minor always 09-14-07 21:38 06-22-13 00:25
Reporter mikevdg View Status public  
Assigned To tim
Priority normal Resolution fixed  
Status closed   Product Version 3.10
Summary 0006672: Right mouse button should pop up menu by default.
Description It seems that many of us immediately swap the mouse buttons when we get a new image. Could we standardise on the following in image releases:

- Left mouse button selects or does left mouse button stuff.
- Middle mouse button pops up halos.
- Right mouse button pops up a Context menu.

The middle mouse button on modern mice is the scroll wheel, which is more difficult to push and so should be used for less-often used actions. I think most people would want context menus more often than halos.

We aren't all lucky enough to have Acorn machines with three real buttons :-).
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child of 0006635new  Mother of Squeak UI annoyances 

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GazzaGuru
09-14-07 21:55

Changing the VM preference (either in squeak.ini or by using the host window menu and choosing VM Preferences->Mouse Mapping->3 button mouse (which writes the squeak.ini entry for you) helps. Though is not the default VM setting... Haven't tested with running the same image on Linux to see if the swapMouseButtons preference should be on or off for both yet...
 
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Simon Guest
09-15-07 08:21
edited on: 09-15-07 08:21

It would be really nice if all the VMs supported the same button order by default. I don't think I care what it is, as you can swap it back in the image if you like. But images should be movable across platforms without having to mess about with VM preferences to swap buttons.

 
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tim
02-22-13 21:17

I'm horrified to see that this has been adopted. The world has gone insane.

At least it is an option that can be corrected by those of us with taste, discernment and properly trained reflexes. Now I'll have to work out how to make it properly set machine specific preference for RISC OS. Sigh.
 
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tim
06-22-13 00:24

Sigh. Tasteless.
 

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
09-14-07 21:38 mikevdg New Issue
09-14-07 21:39 mikevdg Relationship added child of 0006635
09-14-07 21:55 GazzaGuru Note Added: 0011128
09-15-07 08:21 Simon Guest Note Added: 0011131
09-15-07 08:21 Simon Guest Note Edited: 0011131
02-22-13 21:17 tim Note Added: 0014314
02-22-13 22:28 tim Status new => assigned
02-22-13 22:28 tim Assigned To  => tim
06-22-13 00:24 tim Status assigned => closed
06-22-13 00:24 tim Note Added: 0014365
06-22-13 00:25 tim Resolution open => fixed


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