[CentOS] Multi-button mice and Linux? -- 3 button mice have always been *THE* standard

Bryan J. Smith thebs413 at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 10 22:57:18 UTC 2005

Preston Crawford <me at prestoncrawford.com> wrote:
> Okay, now you're "flaunting" again. :-)

Yep -- I was there!  Before I was born!  I was hacking right
with Englehart!  I was the pioneer at PARC.  And I definitely
invented Ethernet -- so Al Gore could go on to invent the
Internet later on (an idea he stole from me ;-)!

> Seriously, though, good info and thanks everyone for the
> replies.  Mainly what I hope to do is map a couple
> frequently used key combinations like Alt-Tab, as I use
> that a lot as a web developer.

GNOME, KDE, etc... do a great job of that.

> Otherwise, whatever other options I think up in the 
> future....

Speaking of which ... 2D input is like soooooo '70s!

If you want to know about the future, read up on the Picker
in Sun's Looking Glass.  Looking Glass is the future of the
Linux desktop.  And no, I'm not talking about the eye candy
demo that 99.99% of other people talk about.

I'm talking the Looking Glass APIs -- they will replace X. 
All while still supporting legacy X11, GLX, etc..., which is
largely all the eye candy demo did.

E.g., imagine bringing a wind into focus by just looking at
it.  With traditional windowing frameworks, that would be
layer upon layer of software.  With the picker, designed for
all sorts of new input approaches right in the API, it's

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