How many mouse buttons could you possibly need...

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by UberMac, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    ...well 65535 if Carbon is anything to go by!

    http://developer.apple.com/document.../apple_ref/doc/uid/TP30000989-CH203-TPXREF108

    Yes, generally coding for more mouse buttons than you manufacture/sell would probably be considered foul play...!

    Uber
     
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    iJohnHenry

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    No one should ever need more then 3 mouse buttons. - Bill Gates.
     
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    Sayer

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    That is an absolute limit of the data type used to tell the OS how many mouse buttons there could be.

    Besides some type of haptic feedback unit could send a lot of different distinct inputs to the OS that could be treated as "buttons" but could mean almost anything to a driver/app.

    People said similar things about 64-bit filesystem support in the older Finder. Now we have Macs capable of holding terabyte-plus storage internally. Not to mention SAN/NAS for use with FinalCutServer or scientific (government) computing requiring massive data stores.

    Was this really worth a whole new thread?
     

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