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Fix right mouse = background! How to?

Feb 25, 2014, 23:08 (This post was last modified: Feb 25, 2014 23:09 by bobsobol.)
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Fix right mouse = background! How to?
Hi!

So the "context menu" is popping up every time I press the right mouse button, in the hope of painting in the secondary (background) colour.

Everything I read when I search the web, the guide etc. tells me how great this annoying (to me) behaviour is, while ignoring the many other, and more convenient (to me) ways of accessing all those options that I have. (the menu mouse button, the F10 key, the context key, the Alt key and just by moving the mouse to the top of the window and clicking off any option I want) They don't tell me how to map my right mouse button to paint in the background colour as I would expect.

Please tell me how I can alter this default behaviour.

N.B. I'm not trying to tell you that the present default behaviour shouldn't be "the default", if it really suites your core community. (you know that better than I) I'm just saying I've tried it, and it's not working for me. Please help.

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Feb 25, 2014, 23:20
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RE: Fix right mouse = background! How to?
Plain and simple, you can't.

Learn to use "X" to swap the colors. You'll thanks us the day you start using a tablet, because the "stylus down" only emulates the left button.

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Feb 26, 2014, 00:41
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I do use a tablet, and don't thank you for it. :รพ

The pen has a menu key by my thumb, and a right click button on the index finger. It doesn't map the "X" key to anything though. So I'm still going to have to find an add-on solution to that. Sad

While I still don't want to alter the default, I'm now flawed that there is no option for this. Super sad.

If the info is accurate, thanks for saving me the time trying to find an option which doesn't exist.
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Feb 26, 2014, 00:57
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RE: Fix right mouse = background! How to?
Since you have a pen... when you put the pen down to draw, the computer sees a left-click. You can't make the next pen-down look like a right-click. The only button associated with a draw operation is the left-click.

The basic user interface principle in Gimp is one hand on the mouse/stylus, and one hand on the keyboard. There is no need to associate the "X" to some button... you press X using your second hand.

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Feb 26, 2014, 03:21
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RE: Fix right mouse = background! How to?
...There might be a way to configure the right-click button after all. Under the "Available controllers" add "mouse buttons"

if you can't add it (get a pop up message) , remove the "middle mouse wheel" from the active column, then try again. (see below link)

http://gimpforums.com/thread-scrolling-u...0#pid24910

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Feb 26, 2014, 08:02
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RE: Fix right mouse = background! How to?
The extra mouse buttons (and the scroll wheel) are programmable but not the right click. And in any case what is sought after here is to make the paint tool (actually, *all*paint tools) use the right click but the mouse click behavior in tools is hard-coded.

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