Re: Re: middle mouse button to double-click

Hello Again Telsa;

And thank you for that most helpful explanation!
 I did mean "a double-click of the left mouse
button," but you've just explained quite a few
other things too, which make that much more sense
now!!!  It's just that I was hearing how
"double-clicking's" really not good for the hand
and was simply wondering about a "work-around..."

Thank you again and have a great day,

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From: Telsa Gwynne <hobbit aloss ukuu org uk>
Sent: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 20:02:28 +0100
To: gnome-list gnome org
Subject: Re: middle mouse button to double-click

On Fri, Jul 06, 2001 at 06:07:54PM -0700 or
thereabouts, Dennis B wrote:

[Please send mail in plain text, btw. I have not
snipped anything.
This is what my mailer found to quote :)]

Fortunately, I was able to use cut and paste.
With the middle mouse
button :)  

     Does anyone know of a convenient way to set the
     middle mouse button to double-click and/or any
     good reasons why we maybe wouldn't want to
     Thank you and have a great day,

I'm not sure what you mean by "double-click".
Perhaps "do a
double-click of the left mouse button"? I think
this might be a
bad idea. I am not sure how it might be done,
actually, unless
you are wanting to know something more
complicated than altering
a line in your XF86Config file.

The middle mouse button tends to have more uses
in X than I gather
the case is in Windows or MacOS.

In particular, it's used for cut and paste all
over the place.

You select text with the left button.
You paste it with the middle button.

You can paste it repeatedly, too, until you
select something new
with the left button. (I am sticking to
left,right,middle because
using "button-1, button-2, button-3" apparently
confuses people.
I think it makes things easier, myself, but oh
well. I'm weird.)

Some other apps will use the middle button for
other things.
When you move your mouse pointer over a link in
left-clicking on it will go to that page. But
will leave that window on the current page, open
a new browser
window,  and go to the link in the new browser


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