>> The idea of having mouse-1-clock-follows-link activated by default
>> is to make it easier for beginners accustomed to web browsers
> Not only web browsers: GUI applications in general. In every other
> GUI application I can think of, mouse-1 is used for clicking buttons.
We're talking about a mouse-1 click on a piece of text. Not on a button,
although the text is generally somehow marked to look special, occasionally
>> So maybe turning it on for a handful of cases makes sense.
>> And keeping a more intrusive option may also make sense for people
>> whose system makes it hard to generate a mouse-2 event.
> I believe this includes most PC systems (correct me if I'm wrong).
I've never had a problem on recent PCs where the wheel acts as mouse-2.
Some people report problems clicking on the wheel, but the only problem I've
ever had is that occasionally I turn the wheel as I click it, which makes
the click inoperative. But it's never been a problem.