red/yellow/blue buttons an anachronism?
David N. Smith (IBM)
dnsmith at watson.ibm.com
Thu Sep 30 20:44:12 UTC 1999
At 16:10 -0400 9/30/99, Robert M. Fuhrer wrote:
>This may sound silly, but...
>Is anyone else bothered by the apparently arbitrary use of
>"red/yellow/blue" to identify the mouse buttons in the source?
>I never remember which is which.
>Robert M. Fuhrer 34-231 (914) 945-3830
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Maybe it's some infection at IBM, but I never liked the color
designations either. I have no clue which button on my Mac two button
mouse is the red one without having to look it up, but I recently
memorized which is the yellow one. Maybe I haven't written enough UI
I'd love to see a shift to left/center/right, or better Button1,
David N. Smith
IBM T J Watson Research Center
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