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3 button mouse in the style of PARC in the 70's
Some of the machines that PARC did in the late seventies had a three button mouse. Each button had a different colour: red, yellow and blue.
Today Squeak smalltalk uses the concepts "red click", "yellow click", "blue click" for historical reasons.
Instead of putting coloured little, plastic stickers
on each button I'd like to have a proper mouse with coloured buttons.
Part fashion statement, part in joke and handy if you're using Squeak Smalltalk.
Squeak Smalltalk [dafyddrees, May 09 2005]
||This should be brought back in and adopted. Im fed
up with insensitive references to just right-click on
, which simply wont work. My mice are set up
to have their primary button on the right-hand side,
so Im usually right-clicking by default. I will usually
correct such incorrect people by pointing out that
they mean primary or secondary click (or button)
but that thus far hasnt been successful enough that
everyone does it consistently. This would possibly be
better. As long as I can re-assign which ones I would
naturally expect red, yellow and blue to be on, of
||I also am a right-click left-clicker. I would suggest "thumb click" and "pinky click".