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Re: ISSUE-30: mousewheel event

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 13:59:38 -0800
Message-ID: <44076ACA.2030403@sicking.cc>
To: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
Cc: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>, Web APIs WG <public-webapi@w3.org>

>> I want to catch events from input devices to override the default 
>> behaviour.  Whatever the default behaviour is is irrelevant.
>    So if I have my mouse set up to switch applications when I move the
> mouse wheel, the BROWSER should prevent me from doing so and instead
> hand that input off to a Javascript function?!? Get real!

Hopefully if you configure your mousewheel to do that then the window 
manager won't even send a mousewheel event to the applications and so 
the UA wouldn't even fire the event.

/ Jonas
Received on Thursday, 2 March 2006 21:57:42 UTC

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