From: "Kurt H Maier via 9fans" <email@example.com> To: 9fans <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [9fans] acme and sam - mouse suggestions? Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 16:32:32 -0700 [thread overview] Message-ID: <YjpckO6N/dkz8lPM@wopr> (raw) In-Reply-To: <CABB-WO9PC0rbzHuPz5qV77PO4osr2H_H=Pg-A6g4ooeTSQp3FQ@mail.gmail.com> On Tue, Mar 22, 2022 at 11:09:24PM +0000, Stuart Morrow wrote: > On 01/02/2022, Ben Hancock <email@example.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. That scroll button nonsense is a function of the Windows driver. On all Thinkpads the buttons present as a normal three-button mouse, with left, middle, and right-click. Using a better operating system, or failing to install the Trackpoint drivers, leads to normal functionality. This is also true of trackpoint-laden keyboards with the sole exception of the Lenovo "ThinkPad Compact Keyboard with Trackpoint" family of USB/Bluetooth models, and thanks to aiju a firmware fix is available to repair some of those. > Plus, trackpoint users will often accidentally type 'u', which on Plan > 9 means you lose what's in your snarf buffer. I have never seen a trackpoint user accidentally type 'u', and this is coming from someone who has used trackpoints as their primary pointing device from the late 1990s until about six months ago. How exactly did you come to this conclusion? I wonder if this is unique to a particular model? I have at least one of every IBM, Lexmark, or Dolch produced trackpoint keyboard, and I'd love to try to reproduce. khm ------------------------------------------ 9fans: 9fans Permalink: https://9fans.topicbox.com/groups/9fans/T49f3cceea70d2b61-M3bca6dd44649fb27dfb95fc7 Delivery options: https://9fans.topicbox.com/groups/9fans/subscription
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2022-03-22 23:32 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 2022-03-22 23:32 ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans [this message] 2022-03-23 0:00 ` Stuart Morrow 2022-03-23 0:48 ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
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