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#101 Pinboard click commands

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2006-07-31
2006-07-31
Darren Salt
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I've been wanting to have a middle- or right-click menu
but I'm currently using a WM which leaves popup menus
to other programs. So I've added generic command
support for middle-clicking anywhere on the pinboard
and right-clicking anywhere on the pinboard except on
icons.

The attached patch implements this, with room for
expansion for extra buttons (change the size of
o_pinboard_user_cmd[] and add the corresponding items
to Options.xml).

Discussion

  • Thomas Leonard
    Thomas Leonard
    2006-08-03

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    Should this test be the other way around?

    if (spawn_user_command (event->button))
    forward_to_root(event);

    Do we really need two custom commands? Button-2 is reserved
    for the window manager, so having a command for that is fine
    if the WM doesn't need it, but passing button-3 clicks is
    only for backwards compatibility - on modern systems the
    pinboard menu should be opened in all cases. Only having one
    option would also reduce clutter in the options box.

    The option should probably be in the 'pinboard' section, not
    'compatibility'.

     
  • Darren Salt
    Darren Salt
    2006-08-04

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    Whoops. Yes, it should be inverted.

    I've allocated two custom commands because that's what I'm
    using: window menu and apps menu. Ctrl+Button-3 could always
    open the ROX menu, I suppose.

    Moving the options is trivial. Should I regenerate the
    patch, I'll do that.

    As for extra buttons: I should mention that I'm using a
    mouse which has five others (nos. 6 to 10: wheel left &
    right, side buttons, "task" button) which could have
    commands assigned to them. Wheel up & down are... less
    useful for this, I think, and they're already used here anyway.

     
  • Thomas Leonard
    Thomas Leonard
    2006-08-09

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    I think an patch for a single button command would be OK. If
    you want to do more complex stuff, you can always run a
    separate process that selects for events on the root window
    and has its own configuration.

    This is how "deskmenu" works, for example.