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Re: Fwd: middle mouse button = double click ?

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I forwarded a copy of this to the kde-usability mailing list.  I thought it 
was an important topic to discuss.
On Friday 01 March 2002 12:52 am, Eric Christopherson wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 05:06:09PM +0100, Franz Keferboeck wrote:
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> > On Wednesday 27 February 2002 15:46, James D. Freels, P.E._i, Ph.D. wrote:
> > > --------------- Forwarded message (begin)
> > >
> > >  Subject: middle mouse button = double click ?
> > >  From: James D. Freels, P.E._i, Ph.D. <freelsjd@ornl.gov>
> > >  Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 13:31:27 -0500
> > >
> > >  Is it possible to do this in KDE ?
> >
> > Why should that be neccessary? There's no need for double-clicks in KDE
> > at all, and the function of the middle-mouse-button is _really_ nice and
> > useable!
> Last I knew, there are still some odd situations in KDE that use double
> clicks, such as in some file dialogs, and also to expand some lists (of
> course you could also click the + next to them). Every since KDE 1.0 I've
> loved how you can do so much with a single click that I've come to
> absolutely hate double clicking, but there are still some areas such as
> those I mentioned where double clicking is still the apparently preferred
> method, and I think those should be cleaned up and made more consistent
> with the single-click idea (or of course if the user chooses to make icons
> double-clickable, make these items so too :) )
> Also, I'd like to see better handling of the functionality that autoselects
> items when you rest the mouse on them for a set time. It works nicely with
> file manager icons, but I find it really annoying and suboptimal that e.g.
> in the Control Center whenever I inadvertently rest the mouse on Window
> Behavior or whatever, that gets highlighted (but yet it doesn't actually
> get *activated*).
> Third, I'd like to see a distinction made between clicking on icons and
> clicking on file names. On most GUI platforms I know of (Windows, Mac,
> GNOME at least), when you just click on the filename and not its icon, it
> allows you to rename the file. It's much more awkward in Konqueror if you
> have single-click on, because you have to right-click on it, pick rename,
> and then type the name, or alternately you can select it and hit F2 (but of
> course it's hard to select in that mode).
> Sorry about the rambling. Those are my 2c of wishlist items :)
> whatever

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