Re: GNU Midnight Commander 4.5.30 is released

On Wed, 14 Apr 1999 08:32:36 Matthias Warkus wrote:
> +++ Wed, Apr 14, 1999 at 01:18:30AM -0400 +++
> Kevin Atkinson e-mails me. Film at 11. Reply right now, after the break.
> > 
> > 1) Middle button dragging is annoying with a two button mouse which many
> > people switching over from windows will have.
>   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > 2) It is WAY to way to easy to accidentally move or copy a file or
> > directory just by a random mouse click action.  Especially for new users
> > as GMC doesn't prompt after a mouse action.
> > 3) For new users it just easier as they will always know what is going
> > on when they drag an icon as GMC mouse actions differ from windows.  It
> > is unlikely that a new user coming from windows will do a middle
>                      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > drag--especially if they have a two button mouse.
> This is not the point. Make it user-friendly and newbie-friendly. Ease
> of transition from Windows is not the main issue.

Exactly.  Middle mouse drag is very un-user-friendly and un-newbie-friendly
for folks like me who use a two button mouse.  :)  That's why it ought to be

Jesse D. Sightler

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         - Anonymous

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