[ubuntu-uk] Mouse accessibility problem

Jim Price d1version at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 10 12:33:30 UTC 2018

Thanks. It might be possible to insert this kind of thing into the users 
browser, but that leaves all other applications with the same problem, 
the crucial one being the onscreen keyboard.


On 09/04/18 23:16, Paul Sutton wrote:
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> In CSS can you use the code that makes a border around the text,  so
> as well as the actual visible link text there is a border you can't
> see round the side, if you use a:hover then you can change the link
> text too,  so it changes colour when in the right place.
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2570972/css-font-border
> basically increase the area where the mouse changes from a pointer to
> a text select thing.
> Paul
> On 09/04/18 17:50, Jim Price wrote:
>> That'll solve the problem for a file manager, but there is another
>> related problem which it won't solve. When the mouse moves after
>> the button down of a single click in e.g. Firefox the link can move
>> instead of registering a click. Getting the mouse button down and
>> up in a short time is as difficult as getting a reliable double
>> click it would seem. The text of the link then floats above the
>> page and drops wherever the release of the mouse button happens.
>> This makes opening pages from a link somewhat dependent on being
>> able to keep the mouse stable. Apologies for the mission creep.
>> Thanks anyway for the suggestion.
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