login window functionality request - gdm?

David O. Rowell djrpublic at cfl.rr.com
Thu Nov 17 20:02:45 UTC 2011


In a nutshell the login window isn't left handed user friendly since it
assumes a "normal" right handed mouse.  Left handed users have the
button functionality reversed.

Talking about a Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Mint fully functional system that is in
active use and trying to login:
* clicking on a user's name with 'primary mouse button' does nothing -
  to get the desired function, moving on to password entry, requires
  either [enter] or 'secondary mouse button'
* after entering password clicking "login" with 'primary mouse button'
  does nothing - to get the desired function requires either [enter] or
  'secondary mouse button' press

I can appreciate that GDM (or whatever) doesn't have access to the
user's preferences.  Would it hurt anything if both buttons were
allowed? There isn't any conflicting action that I can see.

David Rowell



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