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[Bug-gnubg] Re: OS/X "Edit" position problem

From: Michael Petch
Subject: [Bug-gnubg] Re: OS/X "Edit" position problem
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 12:01:29 -0600
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On 10/04/09 11:37 AM, "Myshkin LeVine" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi Michael,
>   I don't have a desktop Macintosh with a one-button mouse but I do
> have a G4 Powerbook and using the track-pad button or tapping the
> track-pad is a similar experience right? When placing checkers for
> the opponent in edit mode you should use the Option key as the
> modifier, not the Control key.

Yes I found yesterday after I posted that Option works. The interesting
thing to me is that is seems counter intuitive compared to the rest of OS/X.
Officially on the Mac with a one button mouse - right mouse click by default
is Control-Click. If you hit Option-Click on the desktop you get no context
menus (Unless of course you redefine things). With control-Click you get the
context menus.

If you open up an X-Windows terminal, option-click will act as paste
(copy/paste) however as I would expect if you use Control-Click you get a
context sensitive menu appearing.

In GnuBG Control-Click beeps, and Option-Click  acts the way Control-Click
should work. The current behavior is counter intuitive (imho) to the rest of
the desktop.

For me its probably more of a problem where I move between
Linux/Windows/OS/X. On Windows and Linux right mouse click is used to select
alternate players checkers in edit mode (With a 2 button mouse). When I hit
OS/X its not the way I would expect. Maybe for those who only use OS/X it
isn't much of an issue.

It's a low priority concern, I was just curious if anyone else had any
feelings on it. Thanks for your feedback!

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