xfwm4 mouse button bindings & window menu

Sam Besselink sambesselink at planet.nl
Sat Apr 4 19:27:03 CEST 2009


Why does the right mouse button have to be loaded with two functions?
Dragging left mouse also gives move-window functionality on my xfce..


Phil Vandry wrote:
> Hi xfce team,
> I have a comment about the action of the right mouse button (button 3)
> in xfwm4 title bars.
> When I first started using xfce, I didn't immediately discover how to
> popup the window menu using the mouse because it doesn't work the same
> way as every other popup/pulldown menu. Instead of pressing the mouse
> button down and getting the menu immediately, you have to first release
> the mouse button before the menu appears.
> I understand this must have been a compromise because the right mouse
> button is loaded with two functions (popup menu, and move window) and
> you can't tell which one the user wants to do just from a button-down
> event. But I think it's more important to make the menu work as
> expected. Until I patched xfwm4 to change this behaviour, I often found
> myself pressing the mouse down and waiting vainly for the menu to appear
> (or worse, I would anticipate the appearance of the menu, begin moving
> down towards the option I would want to select, and end up accidentally
> dragging the window as a result!).
> I recently upgraded to 4.6 and patched it to fix the same problem. My
> patch dedicated the right button to opening the window and moves the
> window dragging function to the middle mouse button.
> Is there any chance the action of the right button could be changed or
> made configurable?
> -Phil
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