Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 858843
[RFE] Anaconda mouse buttons for left-handed mouse config
Last modified: 2012-09-20 15:59:39 EDT
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Currently Anaconda uses the right mouse button. Left-handed people usually expect the left button to be the primary. There was a suggestion that Anaconda allows and processes any button as valid, but that would block forever any possibility of using multiple buttons in Anaconda, and make it behave differently from the system it is about to install.
There was a discussion of it on the development list, and I suggested an alternative, which was received warmly and I was asked to file an FFE. I propose the following pseudocode:
on (button-1-press or button-2-press or button-3-press) of ok_button do:
if (button-1-press) do:
It would be nice if that 'handedness' choice in Anaconda carried over to the installed system as the default setting.
I think that the limited number of people who use a mirrored setup can live with it during the short time it takes to install.
Certainly, the 10% or so of us can live without this feature. We (well, some) can also install Fedora without using anaconda at all, but use it because it "generally" makes things easier than doing so without.
I would have thought this to be a trivial and harmless feature to implement and am disappointed to see it dismissed so readily.