[plug] Loss of X mouse control

Leon Brooks leonb at ami.com.au
Tue Sep 22 13:33:24 WST 1998

David Campbell wrote:
>> X loves 3-button mice, and defines up to 10-button mice
>> in its protocol.

> A mouse with that many buttons should really be called a spider
> (reference to spiders having 8 eyes).

Perhaps a cuttlefish (ten arms, same basic soap-bar shape as the mouse
and the other mouse, and also a scavenger, like a mouse), or a crayfish
(ten limbs again, scanvenger again, but computer mouse and crayfish both
have hard shells)? I don't know of anything ten-eyed, unless the special
compound eyes used by many trilobytes count as such.

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