[DISCUSS] Double-click should be "blue click"
nevin at smalltalkpro.com
Sat Jan 11 19:39:32 UTC 2003
I personally think that "double-click is used" simply because
"double-click is used". In other words, it's a circularity. People
continue to implement it (in other systems) because people continue to
implement it (in other systems).
Taken at face value, though, and without the baggage of legacy habits, I
personally think it is a bad metaphore.
In those UI systems that provide the ability to eliminate it, I've
turned it off as a UI option, and after awhile, I find myself
*preferring* to leave it off, even though overall I've had more
experience with it on. Thus I don't believe it's just a matter of what
you are used to.
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