[plug] Loss of X mouse control

Hill, Damion Damion.Hill at health.wa.gov.au
Tue Sep 22 13:47:22 WST 1998

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Leon Brooks [mailto:leonb at ami.com.au]
> Sent: Tuesday, 22 September 1998 13:33
> To: plug at linux.org.au
> Subject: Re: [plug] Loss of X mouse control
> 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.
Any takers on 'roach'? Compound eyes - if we are going to go that way,
scavenger like a mouse, hard shell, 'soap-bar' shape, not much use when
turned upside down.

I haven't checked my facts on the cockroach and compound eyes bit but it
sounds about right.

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