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MOUSE(1)							      MOUSE(1)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     mouse - panel for setting mouse acceleration, mapping, click speed

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]


DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     mouse allows the user to modify mouse acceleration, mapping (left-	or
     right-handed), and	click speed (delay between clicks in a double-click).

     The user can launch this panel from the toolchest (Desktop	> Customize >
     Mouse) or at a Unix shell command line.  Like most	other customization
     panels, the mouse panel has the ``runonce'' feature, meaning only one
     instance of the application will run at one time.	Attempting to launch
     the application a second time will	have the effect	of deiconifying	the
     application window	or popping it to the top on the	current	desk.

     For mouse acceleration, the Finer Control button allows the user to
     change acceleration and threshold sliders independently.  The
     acceleration slider controls how many times faster	the mouse pointer will
     travel when it moves more than some number	of pixels in a short time; the
     threshold slider controls that number of pixels.

     If	both the acceleration and threshold sliders are	set all	the way	to the
     right, then the mouse pointer will	travel far across the screen when
     moved just	slightly.  If both the acceleration and	threshold sliders are
     set all the way to	the left, then the mouse pointer will travel only a
     few pixels	when moved, and	the user will need to move the mouse over many
     pixels to obtain that small shift in the pointer's	position.  If the
     acceleration is zero, then	the mouse pointer will always move the same
     distance across the screen, no matter how fast or slowly the user flicks
     the mouse.

     The acceleration and threshold values corresponding to each of the	radio
     buttons have been modified	between	IRIX 5.3 and IRIX 6.2.	The IRIX 6.2
     mouse panel supports a wider variety of mouse hardware, including the new
     Logitech mouse provided with SGI's	Impact platform.

     For more information about	the entire IRIX	Interactive Desktop
     environment and about the XUSERFILESEARCHPATH environment variable, see
     the IID(1)	man page.

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     The mouse panel does not read from	any files.  Most user settings are
     changed into xset commands	and written to the file	$HOME/.desktop-
     <hostname>/panelsession. The commands stored in this file are executed by
     /usr/lib/X11/xdm/Xsession.dt at the start of the user's session.  Because

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MOUSE(1)							      MOUSE(1)

     the double-click speed setting is an Xt resource, it is saved in
     $HOME/.Sgiresources, which	is treated like	a .Xdefaults file.

     The .Sgiresources file is not intended to be edited directly by end
     users.  If, for example, the user edits the file and makes	the
     *multiClickTime resource too small	(smaller than 90), then	after logging
     out and logging back in the user may be unable to double-click.  If this
     happens, launching	Desktop	> Customize > Mouse on the toolchest and
     selecting the Slow	radio button under Click Speed should make the mouse
     more responsive.

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     xset(1), IID(1)

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