Jeffrey Brent McBeth writes:
> I would consider mouse toggling to be an accessibility issue best dealt with
> at a desktop level (GTK/Gnome/Whatever) rather than application specific
When I saw the original request I was thinking of suggesting a
"sticky mouse" option, equivalent to the "sticky keys" option
available in X or at the OS level to make modifier keys toggle,
for one-handed (or one-fingered) users.
But I quickly realized that the cure would be worse than the
disease. If you made the left mouse button toggle every time it
was clicked, then every one-click operation becomes a two-click
operation; your total number of mouse clicks nearly doubles.
If you didn't have RSI before then, that would bring it on
So it actually might make sense to implement such a feature
separately for drawing tools in graphics programs (as an option, of
course). If it was implemented at a systemwide level, it would have
to be smarter than merely making clicks sticky; for instance, you
could say that any drag of more than [threshold] pixels remains a
drag even if the button is released during the drag, until the
button is clicked again.
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