[Squeakland] Question about mouse on Windows

Mark Engelberg mark.engelberg at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 19:56:02 PDT 2005

Thanks for the suggestion.  But still I wonder, is the right mouse
button currently mapped to something useful in the context of eToys? 
Will I regret it if I remap the mouse swapping center and right mouse



On 10/10/05, Alan Kay <alan.kay at squeakland.org> wrote:
> Another option is to have "mouse over" bring up the halo. Many elementary
> schools use this.
> Cheers,
> Alan
> At 09:31 AM 10/9/2005, Mark Engelberg wrote:
> >I'm about to teach my kids the "car curriculum".  We're running on
> >Windows.  I notice that I have two options for making the "halo"
> >appear for an object.
> >
> >Option 1:  Teach my kids to use Alt-click to make the halo appear.
> >Option 2:  Select the "3-button mouse" option at the top of the
> >plug-in the first time we load it up, and then just teach them to
> >right click to make halos appear.
> >
> >Is one option preferable to the other?  I'm inclined to configure the
> >system so that they can make halos appear by right-clicking, but I
> >understand that essentially this option is swapping the functionality
> >of the right button with the "center button" which we don't have.  So
> >I worry that whatever functionality is mapped to the right button by
> >default, will now require alt-clicking to do.  So what is mapped to
> >the right button by default?  Is it commonly, or rarely used in the
> >eToys environment?  Will I regret it if I swap the right button with
> >the center button so the kids can more easily summon up halos?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Mark
> >
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