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Opera Software Since the launch of Opera 10.5 in March 2010, I've been using it as my primary browser, whether at work or at home. Using Ubuntu at work, and a Windows netbook at home, I wanted a fast browser for my netbook and a coherent browsing experience on both operating systems. And this is where Opera 10.5 (and newer) fits perfectly.
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RE[3]: WTF?
by vodoomoth on Wed 6th Oct 2010 08:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: WTF?"
vodoomoth
Member since:
2010-03-30

yes, but most trackpads don't have a middle button. I for one have never seen any with my own eyes, whether in real life or in photographs.
Some don't support two-finger pressing the trackpad so that this action can be assigned to the middle click.

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RE[4]: WTF?
by bitwelder on Wed 6th Oct 2010 11:35 in reply to "RE[3]: WTF?"
bitwelder Member since:
2010-04-27

Does a Thinkpad T43 qualify for having a "trackpad with middle button" ?
http://www.notebookreview.com/assets/4155.jpg

Edited 2010-10-06 11:36 UTC

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RE[4]: WTF?
by fretinator on Wed 6th Oct 2010 13:52 in reply to "RE[3]: WTF?"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

yes, but most trackpads don't have a middle button. I for one have never seen any with my own eyes, whether in real life or in photographs. Some don't support two-finger pressing the trackpad so that this action can be assigned to the middle click.


At least in Linux, you can press both buttons at the same time to get a middle-click. Also, you can usually turn on the multi-finger tapping. I would assume there is a way to do this in Windows with the right driver, but I don't know for a fact.

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RE[5]: WTF?
by vodoomoth on Wed 6th Oct 2010 14:40 in reply to "RE[4]: WTF?"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

When I installed Ubuntu (probably in May) on a 2003 Acer notebook, I just had multitouch enabled and the internal RTL8180 wifi card connected to a WPA2-protected network... No configuration, no questions asked. I had a true Wow! moment. Props to Linux guys.

The same notebook under Windows doesn't do anything other than WEP and the compatible Synaptics driver I scoured the web before finding uses multitouch for scrolling only, which it doesn't do well. Anyway, none of my notebooks supports multitouch well, and on both, there's no double clicking, whether using the physical buttons or using two fingers.

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RE[4]: WTF?
by deathshadow on Thu 7th Oct 2010 00:02 in reply to "RE[3]: WTF?"
deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

Given we're talking about clicking and holding to get the drop-down menu on forward/back, what does middle click have to do with it?

Now if you just want to kvetch over middle-click on laptops as others have noted clicking both buttons gives you middle click in most OS, though this can conflict with Opera's flip navigation if you don't time it right... though you could always assign it to something simple like shift-right click.

Though when I'm on a laptop and want to scroll, I usually just use page-up/page-down or *SHOCK* the arrow keys.

Edited 2010-10-07 00:03 UTC

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RE[5]: WTF?
by vodoomoth on Thu 7th Oct 2010 14:38 in reply to "RE[4]: WTF?"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

Given we're talking about clicking and holding to get the drop-down menu on forward/back, what does middle click have to do with it?

The middle click was mentioned by the OP in his comment you were responding to. His post was not limited to clicking and holding. Yours wasn't either.

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