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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Mouse buttons and terminology

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2012 01:10:29 -0600
> Should we talk about people who use three button mice? In the days before
> scroll wheels such mice existed --- I have one in my junk box. :) How
> about five button mice? Seven? When does "left" and "right" become
> meaningless? Should those terms be used at all?

Just to interject one comment, yes, people still use mice with three or
more buttons.  Usually the scroll wheel can be pressed down to select with
the third mouse button, and gaming mice have even more buttons next to the
primary and secondary buttons.

One of the strenths of TDE is the fact that all three buttons can be used
to interact with an on-screen element, each having a separate function
bound to it.  This is one of the things that I miss most when using Gnome
or a Macintosh system, and KDE4 had some of the same problems when I last
tried it.