Hi Gene! Am Sonntag, 15. November 2015 schrieb Gene Heskett: > Greetings all; > > One of the un-nessessarily difficult aspects of running linuxcnc, is how > the mouse vs menu's is handled. > > LinuxCNC's file menu in particular has a behaviour that needs a liberal > application of a LART but when I ask the developers about it I am told > its whatever the window manager does. > > In this case chase the mouse over and click on the left hand "file" > menu, which brings up a list of next operation choices, as you would > expect. 2nd on the menu is "recent files". Makes perfect sense because > one is often cycleing thru at least 2 file, maybe more, and several tool > changes before removing that workpiece from the jig. > > Problem is, in order to maintain that 2nd menu, the mouse cursor must not > leave the "recent files" line of text in the primary menu, else the > secondary menu disappears to be replaced by the sub-menu the mouse might > be traveling over, ostensibly on its way to the 2nd menu's display. Net > result is that sub-menu's are popping up and disappearing as the mouse > mopves, and when the pointer arrives at where the filename you wanted to > click on, its not there, having been replaced by something else whose > only commonality is that it belongs in the "file" menu category. > > 1. Clicking on the already highlighted "recent files" line of text does > nothing, although one would normally expect the click to at least lock > it to that function. > > 2. So I must pull over my chair and sit down so I can guide the mouse as > it moves sideways, such that it never leaves that line of text. A 3 > second click here, click on the name, done, simply is not possible. The > operation can take as long as 30 seconds to get lucky and guide the > mouse accurately enough not to lose the menu and get something else. > > Is it possible to let the mouse click select the menu, then click select > the sub-menu, then click select the filename one wants without all this > gingerbread popping up and derailing ones line of thought? IOW, do > nothing between clicks, just check to see where the click was, totally > ignoring how the mouse got to where the click was issued? > > Its called useability by me, and the present menu's popping in and out of > existence as the mouse is moved performance is a huge hindrance to > productivity. > > Obviously, showing the pointer moving is fine, but doing nothing else > until a click is issued would be the ideal target. > > Is it fixable someplace? > > Thanks people. > > Cheers, Gene Heskett Well, don't use the mouse :-) Try this: <alt>+F, <down>, <right>, 2, <enter> And you've loaded the second recent file .. Nik -- Please do not email me anything that you are not comfortable also sharing with the NSA.