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Re: [wmx] wheel micecannam
- Tue May 16 15:56:26 2000
Chris Cannam <email@example.com> writes:
> Now, I don't have a wheel mouse so I can't answer this
> myself: Which of these should I include?
For those who haven't the time or energy to go through the
patches and work out exactly what they do, here's a summary
from the descriptions (given that I haven't tested either one):
-- Richard Sharman's patch makes rotating the wheel flip
the channel up or down. If the pointer's over a window
frame, it'll take that window with it.
-- Fraser McCrossan's patch makes rotating the wheel
circulate the windows. It also exchanges button-2 and
button-3, so that button-2 (clicking the wheel) does
the circulate or channel-flip action which is a bit
more consistent with the other use of the wheel.
I'd have thought that Fraser's patch was a more commonly
useful application of the wheel, but I'm not so happy that
it changes the meanings of the buttons (because obviously
that would affect anyone with an ordinary three-button
mouse). I have the same problem with the GNOME patch,
though in both cases I can see why they do it.