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From: hiro <23hiro@gmail.com>
To: 9fans <9fans@9fans.net>
Subject: Re: [9fans] acme and sam - mouse suggestions?
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2022 00:20:15 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAFSF3XP6T3w3fmo=7cGK44Vv_6PPjm+XFGm5CQVQy7RL_L0RUg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CABB-WO9PC0rbzHuPz5qV77PO4osr2H_H=Pg-A6g4ooeTSQp3FQ@mail.gmail.com>

a trackpoint is a 2-handed chording device. clearly it's limited, but
still better than any touchpad (when you are constrained to a laptop
on the go)

On 3/23/22, Stuart Morrow <morrow.stuart@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/02/2022, Ben Hancock <ben@benghancock.com> wrote:
>> as well but have yet to become adept at the trackpoint. Do you find
>> you're able to sweep lines as easily using it in acme as with a physical
>> mouse?
> 
> A trackpoint isn't a real three-button mouse by Acme's standards. "A
> real three-button mouse" is something that supports one-to-one
> finger-to-button. A trackpoint is a two-button mouse with an
> additional scroll button. It's designed for Windows and OS/2.
> 
> IBM-pattern mice (as in scrollpoint and original ThinkCentre) work for
> me. The side walls are slightly off from vertical, for dovetailing*
> into the thumb and outside finger.  (Not relevant, but I've never seen
> it commented on.)  I haven't tried anything else.
> 
> Plus, trackpoint users will often accidentally type 'u', which on Plan
> 9 means you lose what's in your snarf buffer.
> 
> For convenience, direct link to a picture of a "dovetail" joint:
> https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2f/Finished_dovetail.jpg/1920px-Finished_dovetail.jpg
> (since it seems these are named after a different animal in every
> single language)

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  reply	other threads:[~2022-03-22 23:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 41+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-28  3:48 Ben Hancock
2022-01-28  4:00 ` Rob Pike
2022-01-28  4:21 ` John Floren
2022-01-28  4:30   ` Mark van Atten
2022-01-28  4:39 ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-01-28  4:42   ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-01-28  4:47     ` Rob Pike
2022-01-28  4:53       ` umbraticus
2022-01-28  4:56       ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-01-28  4:59         ` Marius Eriksen
2022-02-02  7:02           ` David Arroyo
2022-01-28  5:05       ` Ben Hancock
2022-01-28  5:15       ` Bakul Shah
2022-01-28  5:38         ` Rob Pike
2022-01-28  6:08           ` adr
2022-01-28  7:14             ` umbraticus
2022-01-28  7:48               ` sirjofri
2022-01-28  8:04               ` adr
2022-01-28  9:33                 ` David Leimbach via 9fans
2022-01-28 11:09                 ` fijal
2022-01-29  1:22                 ` adr
2022-01-29 11:30                   ` fijal
2022-01-29 11:54                   ` Steve Simon
2022-01-29 14:07                     ` adr
2022-01-28 12:16               ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-01-28 12:43                 ` Steve Simon
2022-01-28 14:36                   ` Charles Forsyth
2022-01-28 18:31                     ` Aram Hăvărneanu
2022-01-28  4:55   ` ori
2022-01-28  5:06     ` Alex Musolino
2022-01-28 20:24     ` Tony Mendoza
2022-01-29 22:33 ` Oleg Finkelshteyn
2022-02-01  4:25   ` Ben Hancock
2022-02-02 10:37     ` Oleg Finkelshteyn
2022-02-02 11:06       ` hiro
2022-03-22 20:01         ` contact
2022-03-22 23:09     ` Stuart Morrow
2022-03-22 23:20       ` hiro [this message]
2022-03-22 23:32       ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-03-23  0:00         ` Stuart Morrow
2022-03-23  0:48           ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans

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