Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 15th Jul 2003 18:26 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep Every so often I have this urge (maybe more of an itch) to spend hours and hours on the web trying to find information about old, obsolete computers of the past. I am intrigued by the XEROX Alto and Star ('70s-'82), the Apple Lisa ('83) and, of course, CRAYs ('75-ish). These were revolutionary machines indeed, they wrote golden pages in the history of computing. In the end of the 1980s, a new innovative product was ready to ship, created by a bunch of people coming from Apple: The NeXT platform.
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Mouse Second Button
by Brad Henry on Thu 17th Jul 2003 06:25 UTC

To add a third comment about the second mouse button...

Using it as a way to pop up the menu of an application was brilliant. You never had to move your mouse to get to the menu, just press the second button and you were there. Very nice with one monitor, but quite superb with two or more monitors.

The other cool thing about the menus was you could "tear off" any of the sub menus. So if there was some submenu that you used all the time, you could tear it off and stick it somewhere convenient. Anytime that app was key your submenu would be floating there right where you left it.