On Fri, 5 Oct 2001, David Golden wrote:
> Just a couple of random thoughts:
>> 1. Whenever I use a right-button menu, I lose the place where the mouse
> pointer was, because I have to move the pointer to select entries. This is
> particularly annoying in art and cad packages.
>> In this day and age, with super-fast gfx hardware, why not make the
> mousepointer stay still, and make the pop-up menu scroll underneath it?
>> IMHO, it'd be a major gain in useability for applications that require
> precision mousery.
Hmm - what window manager are you using (or is it even linux you're
talking about)? I take it you mean that when you try to right-click to
open a menu near the bottom of the screen, your mouse pointer is moved to
the top entry of the menu on you. I can see how that would be annoying
alright. It is definetely configurable in some window managers (*cough*
window maker *cough* -).
>> 2. Is there any threaded mail/news readers that allow a "nested" display
> mode like slashdot/kuro5hin - current one's I've seen are, at best, like
> "threaded" mode. I find, in following a large discussion, the "nested" mode
> easiest to follow, since the whole thing's visible on one big "sheet". Again,
> with today's beefy hardware, why not? (O.K. for many news groups, it'd
> probably overload the news server, since there's so many messages and so much
> irrelevance, but for mailing lists and smaller newsgroups it would be nice...)
Interesting idea. It would certainly be nice for me as I tend to read the
lkml off a local news server, and reading the mails in cronological order
tends to give a rather fragmented view of the conversation(s).
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