Using alt-key clicks on linux
hh at hyperhh.de
Sun May 28 17:33:44 EDT 2017
[I take the liberty to move this to a new thread in order to have a more
> Richard Gaskin wrote (in thread 'nice Sierra feature'):
>>> Mark Wieder wrote:
>>> On linux you can alt-click to grab and move a window.
> ... which is both great and horrible.
> It's handy, of course, but it also means not being able to rely on
> Alt-click in our UIs.
> In many cases I've migrated some Alt-click functionality to Shift-click,
> but it's nice to have both mod keys available, and some things make more
> semantic sense with Alt rather than Shift.
Because this is so important for a lot of Mac/Win/linux stacks, especially
linux-RaspberryPi, I use it there often (and let user's know in the help):
*** alt-mouseDown does NOT come through to LC.
*** alt-mouseUp works:
*** You have to FIRST click the object, THEN -- while the mouse is down --
*** hold the altKey down.
(Usually nearly everybody uses the reverse order: first the key then the click).
*** So one could say, "alt-click" on linux should be done as "click-alt" ***
Try it from a button with
put the optionkey into fld 1
Tested on Ubuntu/Mint/Rapbian.
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