[BUG][FIX] YellowButtonBit and BlueButtonBit are swapped
johnhinsley at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Mar 4 23:51:20 UTC 2002
On Mon, 04 Mar 2002, Lex Spoon wrote:
> It's interesting that at least two serious developers have gotten yellow
> and blue swapped here: the developer who made sq.h, and the developer
> who did the win32 mouse-handling code. This seems a pretty clear sign
> that the red/yellow/blue terminology has completely fallen out of usage.
> I used to think that people would just get used to this terminology
> over time. But that will only happen if the terminology is actually
> used. It's not.
I don't agree. I use it, so does the super meta tutorial by the Andrews.
(Andrew Greenberg and Andrew P.Black, not the Andrews Sisters ;-) and lots of
> So I'm now in the camp that we should rename the mouse buttons. How
> about we give them names that describe what each button is mostly used
> for? When I talk to people about Squeak, for example, I will frequently
> say "halo click to do such and such" and they seem to understand
> immediately. "blue click to do such and such" is unlikely to go over as
> well, especially since I may get the color wrong myself!
But I'd argue that the colour convention
a. Has history on it's side
b. Is going to be easier to remember than the main/menu/halo convention.
(Which already, IIRC, conflicts with VW's "naming convention" which I find a
The answer is really simple and completely mechanical: either take 3 pots of
paint into class (the stuff we used to paint plastic model planes with is very
good for this) or, if your students are messy/in a hurry, a packet of Ben Day
Dots purchased for next to nowt from your local stationer.
They're afraid, very afraid......
According to CRN magazine, Microsoft staff discovering Linux in use
will have now access to a special 'escalation' team.
Now, where did I put that stake and mallet?
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