Right click HIG
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Mon Jul 16 10:35:32 EDT 2012
> In the Mac Finder, they put a rect around the list item, but don't hilite
I submitted a request some time ago for the ability to indicate
selection in non-focused windows - perhaps it could be extended to
include right-clicked list items?
Behaviors will vary depending on the needs of the task at hand. I have
one app in which it makes the most sense to treat right-clicks by
selecting the item, but others, like the Finder, preserve the current
selection while providing what is effectively an indication "secondary
selection" so the user can know what is being affected by the context
menu that appears.
Whether the behavior is to show a primary or secondary selection, in
most cases the current LiveCode default behavior is inadequate, as the
user has no way to know what will be affected by the resulting action.
Perhaps the only situation in which the current behavior is optimal
would be those in which the resulting action would affect everything in
the list object as a whole.
In all other cases there needs to be some way to let the user know what
will be affected, and in the absence of a secondary hilite I've had to
write handlers that perform selection on right-click.
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