multi-button mouse and middle button functions
|Opened on:||Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 22:53|
|Last modified:||Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 01:40|
In PULL mode, the middle button on the mouse is used for 3 things (I think...more?):
2. Click (or double click) to apply/remove Freeze
Although #1 is fine the way it is, I am discovering that #2 and #3 are not so happy together.
It seems like a size-able number of the times I try to freeze something, a rubber band will accidently appear. Does this happen to any of you?
And then I wonder how many people still use single button mice.
Then I think, well... if they are few, then it might make sense to start using the dual-button capabilities and make either #2 or #3 respond to some other combination of buttons (Right/Left for instance, like Shift-Click for a key/mouse specifier). Just to reduce the accidental misapplications...
I don't know what other people think, but that's how I see it.
I suggest left/right mouse drag for placing rubber bands, for two main reasons:
1. It is easier to perform a double click with one button, rather than two, due to human reaction error. Although a double click night be clumsy, freezing or un-freezing a section is already done that way, so placing rubber bands would seem to be the likely candidate for that button.
2. Ergonomically speaking, I would think that most people's fingers would already be positioned right where they need to be, naturally, for a dual button hold/drag using the left and right buttons.