New Squeak Porting Proposals
morphic at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 18 03:25:50 UTC 1999
>From: "Norton, Chris" <chrisn at Kronos.com>
>Subject: RE: RE: New Squeak Porting Proposals
>Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 15:24:03 -0400
> > Hmmm... What if the VM (or perhaps it could be done in Squeak) treated a
> > stylus touching the screen and moving as simply a mouseMove and relied
> > an additional keypress to consider the touch as a mouseDown. One could
> > also consider the software Apple developed for limited-access
> > repeatedly hitting the shift-key toggled a state thingie between various
> > metakey combinations that were applied to normal keystrokes.
> > Cheers,
> > Bob
> [Norton, Chris] I don't have a PDA, so I don't know if this
>behavior is supported, but how about implementing double tap support to
>indicate right mouse down? If the menus were then set to default on "stay
>open", the user could double tap on a widget, get the right mouse menu and
>then proceed normally from there.
> You people are making me want to drop some $ on one of those toys...
Another light bulb lights over my head. I have a Newton (hence the light
bulb), and one cool thing it does is change to a selection mode if the
stylus is held still against the screen for a moment. Perhaps Squeak could
support this as a right click (or any programmable event) in Squeak? I
realize that this is effectively the same as holding down the left mouse
button for a moment.
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