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Re: [wmx] "New" on click?

O'Shaughnessy Evans - Fri Jul 16 20:54:25 1999

Owen Cameron <nemo@nethouse.goldweb.com.au> wrote:
> Hell, actually, I'd even say abolish the "new" from the left-mouse totally,
> and hardcode it as thre first item of the middle-mouse menu, (which is then
> still chosen on-click-without-move), with other items on the middle-mouse
> being dynamic according to $HOME/.wmx/ same as now... that then puts all of
> wmx's own ability to open a program in one spot :)

This makes a lot of sense to me.  I've always wondered why the "New" item
was under the left-button menu anyhow.  If it stays on the left, I'll
have to argue against making it the "no move" default of the pointer.  I
accidentally click on the root menu when trying to grab a window border
or titlebar _way_ too often for this to be convenient.  It would be far
worse to have unexpected xterms popping up at every misplaced root window
click.  But the _only_ purpose of the middle button under wmx is to open
up a window, so this makes it the logical location of the "New" menu and
eliminates the possible inconvenience of accidental xterm'ing via the
default click action.

O'Shaughnessy Evans

 "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."    -- Hunter S. Thompson