[Etoys] 2 button mouse confusion
andreas.raab at gmx.de
Tue Feb 3 22:54:03 EST 2009
Hi Simon -
Try the following: Launch the eToys image, press F2 or go to the system
menu and to the "VM preferences" submenu. In there, go to the "Mouse
Mapping" section and select "3 button mouse" (yes, that is
counter-intuitive ;-) This should fix your problem in such that you now
get to use Alt-Click for halos and right button for context menus.
[Background info: The Windows VM has from its inception remapped mouse
input to have the context menu on the "right" mouse button (in both
meanings of the word ;-) When people on Mac and Unix finally realized
that the right mouse button is the right button for context menus, the
preference got added in the image which -when turned on as in etoys-
"re-confuses" the Windows VM. Checking the 3-button mouse preference
turns of that mapping in the VM].
Note that the preference is "sticky" which means the VM will continue to
act that way for the future - this can be a bit confusing if you mix
this with images which don't have swapMouseButtons enabled but is
otherwise a one-time fix for your problems.
PS. I can probably be convinced to change the default VM behavior.
Simon Guest wrote:
> Have just switched over to a recent EToys image (about this system
> says EToys 3.1 latest update 2177). I have a 2 button mouse (well, a
> touchpad with 2 buttons underneath), and I want to access both halos
> and context menus.
> Something has changed in this area since the last images I was using.
> By default, right button now gives me a halo. So does
> Alt-left-button. I don't know how to get a context menu up now.
> If I swap buttons 2 and 3 in the preferences, (and this is the new and
> confusing bit), while right button now gives me a context menu, so
> does alt-left-button. This alt-left-button menu used to always give
> halos, I think.
> So, how can I get a context menu up with the default mappings?
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