Mapping mouse triggers for the Panorama (xdt3) Desktop

Mapping mouse triggers for the Panorama (xdt3) Desktop

The actions that are taken in response to a mouse action (clicking, dragging, or holding one or more mouse buttons) are defined by associating them with a trigger name instead of a specific physical mouse button. For example, the action ``select an icon'' is associated with the trigger name ``activate'' instead of being directly defined as the mouse action ``double-click mouse button 1.''

This mapping of mouse actions with trigger names allows you to define action sequences for any type of mouse containing one to five mouse buttons.

NOTE: Although the SCO OpenServer system offers this flexibility in mapping triggers, you are advised against modifying this mapping indiscriminately. The trigger mapping is optimized to the particular mouse supplied with your system. Make changes with caution because any change you make has possible effects on other trigger functionality. Furthermore, the mouse trigger mappings are currently defined so that they are OSF/Motif compliant for three-button mice. Altering these trigger mappings will alter this compliance.

There are three resources that define mouse actions for the Desktop: triggers.maxUpTime, triggers.thresholdDownTime, and triggers.maxMotion. These resources control the time (milliseconds) that a mouse button can be up before a trigger ends (used to judge whether two button presses are a double-click or two independent clicks), the time (milliseconds) that a mouse button can be held before it is considered a hold instead of a click, and the distance (pixels) that the mouse pointer can move before a mouse button press is considered a drag, respectively. For more information on these resources, see ``Configuring mouse behavior''.

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SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 -- 26 May 2005