Topic: mouse buttons

user interface > Group: graphical user interface

graphical user interface
keystroke shortcuts as a UserInterface
dial as a user interface
menus for a UserInterface
modes in a user interface
mouse as the user interface
selecting with a mouse

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Subtopic: point-and-click up

Quote: point-and-click is 90% of a user's interaction with KMS; twice as fast as menu selection [akscRM7_1988a]

Subtopic: menus on button-down up

Quote: if mouse used with Smalltalk, then menus are hidden until a button is pressed; command executed on releasing the button [teslL8_1981]

Subtopic: context-sensitive mouse up

Quote: KMS has a context sensitive mouse with button labels attached to the cursor [akscRM7_1988a]
Quote: button labels for a mouse used by novices to learn a system and by experts subliminally [akscRM7_1988a]
Quote: Pygmalion uses a three button mouse that depends on context; for cursor positioning and moving values [smitDC6_1975]

Subtopic: two vs. three buttons up

Quote: Star uses a two button mouse instead of three; increased consistency and simpler semantics [smitDC4_1982]
Quote: can emulate a middle mouse button by chording both buttons of a two button mouse [sweeRE7_1985]

Subtopic: two-button mouse up

Quote: SELECT mouse button for selecting objects and ADJUST mouse button for broadening or narrowing the selection [smitDC_1982]
Quote: the right mouse button should invoke a properties menu that displays changes immediately; a properties menu may be sticky [machB3_1992]
Quote: clicking the right mouse button on a selected object should give a menu of everything you can do right now [machB3_1992]

Subtopic: one-button mouse up

Quote: Lisa's mouse has only one button; users had to look at mouse if multiple buttons [stewG3_1983]
Quote: click the mouse button once to select an item, twice to open a window; Preference's tool to adjust [stewG3_1983]

Related up

Topic: keystroke shortcuts as a UserInterface
Topic: dial as a user interface
Topic: menus for a UserInterface
Topic: modes in a user interface
Topic: mouse as the user interface
Topic: selecting with a mouse

Subtopics up

context-sensitive mouse
menus on button-down
one-button mouse
two vs. three buttons
two-button mouse

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