Daylight THOR and Merlin Administration Guide
Daylight Version 4.9
Release Date 08/01/11
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The three mouse buttons have uniformly assigned functions:
SELECT (left) ..... invokes primary action of object
ADJUST (middle) ... invokes secondary/extended action of object
MENU (right) .... used to activate pop-up/pull-down menus
On Sun machines, the window manager's "Properties..." menu allows the
user to choose what happens when a menu is invoked with the SELECT
button (rather than MENU): "Selects default" or "Displays menu".
Daylight programs make commonly used menu choices default, so
"Selects default" option can be used to good effect. (For instance,
in the Grins "Utilities" menu, "Undo" is the default choice.)
Some Daylight programs use the XView "text subwindow" for input and
output (e.g. the help widget). Pressing the MENU button will bring
up the text subwindow menu which allows the user to copy, paste, and
find text as well as to save it to a file which can be used for other
things, e.g. printing.
On SGI machines, a special script must be run before you start
any Daylight programs:
$DY_ROOT/bin/rebindkeys_sgi # SGI
This modifies your keyboard definitions so that the "Copy" and
"Paste" keys become F6, and F8 (SGI) or KP_F2, and KP_F3 (HP).