Re: [dev] [surf] tabs and clipboard

From: Christoph Lohmann <>
Date: Sun, 04 Jan 2015 13:27:08 +0100


On Sun, 04 Jan 2015 13:27:08 +0100 Markus Teich <> wrote:
> Christoph Lohmann wrote:
> > Currently surf does open a new tab with the middle mouse click and when you
> > use the context menu with the right mouse click. What you changed removed
> > the possibility to open a new surf window outside of tabbed.
> >
> > What’s the advantage of mapping this to Button1 and where would you put the
> > possibility to open a surf window outside of tab?
> I am mainly using a Laptop with no external mouse connected, so just touchpad. I
> don't use the pointer that often (Nearly only to click on links in surf I
> think). Since I also mostly use mono/fullscreen mode of dwm, opening single
> Windows with no tabbing capability seems rather useless (more windows in the
> view, more time spent finding the right one). However when researching some
> stuff, I sometimes want to open a link in a new instance and since it does not
> make sense for me to open it in a new window, I want to open it in a new tab.
> Is this usecase clear enough or should I elaborate more?

I just try to elaborate if it’s useful to have this as default in surf.
Most touchpads have a three mouse button emulation by mapping certain
parts of it to the mouse buttons. This isn’t an option on your Laptop?

This is configured using the »SoftButtonAreas« option in the synaptics


Christoph Lohmann
Received on Sun Jan 04 2015 - 13:27:08 CET

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