Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jan 2006 21:39 UTC
Apple Apple Computer's announcement of new Macs based on processors from Intel raises an interesting question: Since both the Mac and Windows operating systems now run on Intel-based hardware, shouldn't it be easy to run both on the same computer? That simple question deserves a simple answer. But there isn't one - at least not right now. Reaching the nirvana of running the two most popular desktop operating systems on one machine is a lot harder than you might expect.
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RE: MOUSE!
by modmans2ndcoming on Sat 21st Jan 2006 04:58 UTC in reply to "MOUSE!"
modmans2ndcoming
Member since:
2005-11-09

umm... you go into the preferences and set it to activate a right mouse click on a ctrl-click.

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RE[2]: MOUSE!
by Celerate on Sat 21st Jan 2006 05:50 in reply to "RE: MOUSE!"
Celerate Member since:
2005-06-29

Holding down a key and pressing the left click button to right click seems rather unintuitive and inconvenient to me.

Personally I'd preffer it if Apple either had two buttons, or one button that was sensitive over which side was pressed. By default both sides could count as a left click unless the settings were changed by the user. That way it's more convenient, and won't upset anyone still attached to having just one mouse button. The one button which is sensitive over which side is pressed is such a simple and small solution, who would notice the difference unless they wanted to enable the right-click feature?

I can't believe Apple would have such a hard time implementing something like this, and I can't think of any excuses why it couldn't or shouldn't be done.

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RE[3]: MOUSE!
by jamesrdorn on Sat 21st Jan 2006 06:01 in reply to "RE[2]: MOUSE!"
jamesrdorn Member since:
2005-07-27
RE[3]: MOUSE!
by modmans2ndcoming on Sat 21st Jan 2006 17:19 in reply to "RE[2]: MOUSE!"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

actually, on a laptop it is not that hard or awkward. you hands are already in position, and I find it more convenient since I do not mis-click, ever.

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