[haiku-development] Re: multi-selection semantics

  • From: Ingo Weinhold <bonefish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2007 03:24:06 +0200

On 2007-06-08 at 01:06:45 [+0200], Axel Dörfler <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
> Ingo Weinhold <bonefish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I vote for getting rid of the Ctrl+left-mouse == right-mouse
> > emulation and
> > make both Command and Option behave the same way with respect to list
> > selections (some people don't even have an Option key), i.e. Command
> > and
> > Option can be used for single item selection, Shift for range
> > selections,
> > and, if someone implements it, Command-Shift and Option-Shift for
> > multi-range selections.
> I don't like excluding happy Mac users completely, so how about this:
> * BListView and Tracker do as you say
> * When you configure a one button mouse, the system uses the option key
> + click to emulate a second mouse button - Mac users always have an
> option key :-)
> The point is that this will be a system wide feature, and since the
> option key is optional, it shouldn't hide any important application
> functionality.

Well, some apps already use the Option key. I would simply use the 
"Off-Command" key for the right mouse button emulation. I.e. if Alt is the 
Command key, Ctrl would be the mouse key. That would be just the same as 
under BeOS and, if I understood it correctly, also compatible with MacOS.

CU, Ingo

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