[sword-devel] InstallMgr, again
Thu, 27 Jan 2000 15:37:42 +1000
> Troy A. Griffitts writes:
> <Snipped wonderful news about Linux port of InstallMgr>
> > Does anyone know how to intercept a double-click on a GtkTree?
> I don't know how, but I am someone who started in Windows, and I have moved
> to Linux. I have a STRONG opinion about double-clicking, and that is:
> Double clicking should be avoided as much as possible.
I think Darwin has a very good point here. I probably would say "double
clicking should only be used when necessary and appropriate" instead of
"...avoided as much as possible", but then i would say that about most GUI
elements. It is a good point, though.
> I know that double clicking is a "standard" way of doing many things, but
> it is an unneeded artifact of the Macintosh single button mouse that
> started the GUI environment.
Hmmm... I think i'm beginning to see where Bill modelled his "crash once a
day feature", too. :-) (Except on Mac it was sometimes twice a day. ;-)
> In a tree, I would suggest that clicking on the entry selects it. If you
> need to expand or collapse a branch, I would prefer accomplishing this by
> clicking on a "+" or "-". Other functions can be allocated to the other
> buttons. There is always the fairly standardized process where the right
> mouse button calls up a menu.
> In an environment designed with a 3 button mouse as the norm, I would
> suggest exploring alternatives to double-clicking.
And you have to love X's highlight with button 1, paste with button 2 feature,
right? Now i just wish i had a 3-button mouse at home!
> I think that we should explore other tree structures to come up with
I think the usual +/- one is pretty good for most circumstances.
> But, as I said, I am biased...
But it's a _good_ biased! 8^)
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