Why isn't "Emulate3Buttons" set to "false" by default?

Asked by klerfayt on 2010-06-03

This is problematic for FPS games. How is it more useful then enabled by default?

Who clicks two buttons at the same time on purpose?

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2012-02-25
Pieter De Wit (pieter-insync) said : #1

Disclaimer: Not a xserver dev !

Linux has always been built with the smallest number in mind, as in memory,cpu etc. It get's by with as little as it can. I would say, based on that, that is the reason the dev's felt that you will have a two button mouse, instead of a three button one.

I would also add that X will generally detect a 3 button mouse and that evdev is only needed (imho) when you have a "weird" mouse. If you load evdev, you know how to change it :)

Also, as Steve pointed out, notebooks generally have 2 buttons.

Just mho :)

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