[haiku-development] Re: multi-selection semantics

  • From: Marcus Jacob <rossi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2007 19:44:03 +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.

Perfect ;-)


>CU, Ingo

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