Alt Mouse Modifier (Was: Adaptive mode)
- From: Shaun McCance <shaunm gnome org>
- To: Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt myrealbox com>
- Cc: nautilus-list list <nautilus-list gnome org>, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Alt Mouse Modifier (Was: Adaptive mode)
- Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2006 00:48:34 -0500
On Tue, 2006-02-07 at 10:36 +1300, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> On 7 Feb, 2006, at 5:10 AM, karderio wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-12-27 at 21:42 +0100, Reinout van Schouwen wrote:
> >> If it is possible what you suggest, then that would make it easier to
> >> "rubberband"-select items in the list view, like you can in the icon
> >> view. Dragging the mouse over columns other than icon/filename would
> >> not affect the item under the mouse cursor directly, but rather
> >> affect the selection.
> > "Rubberbanding" in the list view would be handy, how about activating
> > "rubberbanding" if the shift key is held down (presuming that key is
> > not in use) ?
> > ...
> As you can see by trying it, Shift is already used for contiguous
> selection, Ctrl is used for non-contiguous selection, and Alt is
> (unfortunately) used to move the window. But a modifier key wouldn't be
> necessary if the behavior described above was implemented.
Just a me-too on how unfortunate the Alt modifier
thing for window moving is. I know of at least
one major piece of third-party software that uses
Alt as a modifier for certain mouse operations,
and it's been doing so since long before Gnome
stole it for window movement.
I always switch it to Super, but I never use it.
There doesn't seem to be a "just turn this off,
please" check box.
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