>Especially so since it isn't actually used for that, though many
>people beleive it to be, and probably end up thinking they get a 50%
>success rate as a result. To rename a file in Windows you click once on
>the file to select it, and a second time within the text to edit
>it. Cells in spreadsheets work the same way.
Ehum, thanks. Well I said at least that the mouse clicking behaviour
confused me ;-)
I think this is kind of a hidden feature and I dislike that. What I like
instead are behaviours like this:
- mouse-1 click does an easily recognized function, like setting point
or focus. Or, if it is something similar in look to a web browser link,
then it should be a link and that link should be followed.
- mouse-1 double-click could be used to kind of opening functions when
mouse-1 click is used to set focus.
- mouse-2 are used for less often used things - and it should pop up a
menus for those things. (Though of course I realize that Emacs has
choosen a different path here and that this could not be changed now.)