File drop popup menu removal

Gary L. Greene, Jr. greeneg at
Tue Sep 7 16:41:30 BST 2004

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On Tuesday 07 September 2004 08:00 am, Clarence Dang wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Sep 2004 07:21 pm, David Faure wrote:
> > On Monday 06 September 2004 20:19, Ishai Asa wrote:
> > > Thank you all for your comments. I will try to answer all in this
> > > message.
> > >
> > > At the end of the day the previous method in which the popup showed is
> > > just plain wrong, because:
> > >
> > > 1. It IS a violation of any drag-and-drop application. Read the name:
> > > it is "drag and drop" not "drap, drop and popup".
> >
> > Tried DnD with the RMB on windows?
> How about an option for the Windows behaviour i.e. LMB guesses what to do
> (else takes into account keyboard modifiers) and RMB pops up that annoying
> :) menu?

Please, no. The "do a task different with a different mouse button" confuses 
the hell out of end-users that I've lab assisted for. Having two behaviors 
for essentially the same action is silly, especially since it isn't apparent 
for discoverability. Besides, when most folks DnD a file, they are dragging 
with the left mouse button, not the right. Thus reverting the user back to 
the Windows way of doing it, which IMO is flawed.  

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