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Re: question about double-clicks
- To: email@example.com
- Subject: Re: question about double-clicks
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (John W. Baxter)
- Date: Sat, 25 Feb 1995 01:21:20 -0800
- Cc: email@example.com
- Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org
>I know that there is a function to detect if a click was the second
>click of a double click, but for the life of me, I could never figure out
>how to tell if a click was the _first_ click of a double click?
>How can I tell a single click apart from a double click if both types of
>clicks should have distinct behaviors? Should I just do the first operation?
>If another click comes in, will my operation stop (it's running during
>event handling time too) and process the second click?
The double-click behavior should be an extension of the single-click
behavior. [cf the Finder: first click selects, second click opens]
If you really want distinct behavior, you can use a modifier key
(preferred) or delay doing anything about the first click until the time
for a double-click has expired.
The same sort of argument applies to triple clicks, etc.
--John (MIT '61)
email@example.com (John W. Baxter) Port Ludlow, WA