Re: DragNDrop to an unopened folder (without springs) and a nice accessibility side-effect

On Mon, 04 Apr 2005 10:11:55 +0900, Ryan McDougall wrote:

> There is a nice solution in MacOSX where a folder opens if you hover over
> it, however such a method may be patented.

I've been wondering about this. Another solution (it seems to me) would
be, during a drag operation to use the opposite mouse button to open any
folder under the mouse pointer. This has the advantage of not requiring a
"wait/hover" period before the folder is opened, making it really fast to
place objects down in the folder-hierarchy.

Is this covered by the Apple patent? I would have thought this method is
impossible on a Mac, having only a single mouse button.

I would have thought anything which requires an enforced pause in work (to
wait for a folder to open) will soon annoy users.


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