[DISCUSS] Double-click should be "blue click"

Tim Rowledge tim at sumeru.stanford.edu
Sat Jan 11 19:06:26 UTC 2003

"Doug Clapp" <dclapp at qwest.net> appears to have written:

> Isn't it time we sent the 3-button mouse idea to the dustbin?
Never! You apostate - beware of triggering a fatwah against you!

Fudging a double-click to be a third button is probably not a good idea,
at least given the usage to which the third button is normally put in
Squeak. Cognitive clash, y'see; the reasonable thing to expect from a
double-click is
a) what a single click would have done (select something for example)
b) an extension of that to actually do something with said selection.
Like maybe opening a window of a suitable type to edit the selected

At the moment we use
button A - select
button B - context dependent menu (normally the context is decided by
the window/subview in use but it could be more tightly conected t the
selection in some applications)
button C - menu (or halo in morphic) to control the properties of the

Oh and we _do_ use double-clicks in Smalltalk, to select related letter


Tim Rowledge, tim at sumeru.stanford.edu, http://sumeru.stanford.edu/tim
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