On Friday 05 October 2001 16:33, Colm Buckley wrote:
>> I think this behaviour might be somewhat counter-intuitive; the notion
> that "the pointer moves with the mouse" is fairly well-ingrained to
> most GUI users; and an interface which introduces "... except when..."
> things to this is asking for trouble.
Well, it still _looks_ like the pointer is moving, because the "new"
background, the popup menu, is scrolling.
I have now produced a Java mockup of the "flying" popup - it looks/feels
Anyone who wants a copy, feel free to email me, it's a 13K Jar file,
containing some stream-of-conciousness (i.e. spaghetti crap) Java 1.3.x code.
(It uses the AWT Robot class and Swing, so won't work on Java 1.1)
> It would be a lot better and simpler to implement a system whereby the
> UI remembered the pointer position at the time of the RB press, and
> warped the pointer back there after menu navigation is complete...
Tried it. Feels much nastier...
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