From: Colm Buckley (colm at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Fri 05 Oct 2001 - 16:32:26 IST
> _Suggested Situation:_
> When you press RMB, a popup-menu appears. you move the mouse.
> ***Moving the mouse causes popup-menu to scroll underneath the
> (stationary relative to physical screen) mouse pointer. You use
> this to select an entry from the menu. Menu then disappears and
> your action is carried out.
> ***Mouse pointer is exactly where you left it before pressing RMB.
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.
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...
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