User talk:Jim DeLaHunt
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Hi Jim, Thanks for contributing to GnuCash's wiki. My name is David T., and I've put in a bit of time on the documentation over the years. I appreciate the information about the change in CTRL-Click behavior (as a longtime Mac user).
I was wondering whether your would object to a re-wording of the question? I think it would be stylistically better to say:
"Q: How can I get context menus on MacOS?"
The issue here after all is accessing context menus--not using the non-existent right button. Changing the question in the above way makes it clearer, in my opinion.
Also, the current official designation for Apple's OS is "MacOS."
Next, I'd recommend a few changes to the body. You have:
"A: Use two-finger click on an Apple trackpad. MacOS interprets this as a right-click, and GnuCash displays a context menu. The normal control-click convention does not gives a right-click on Mac OS systems, as of GnuCash 3.5. It gives a normal click instead. (This is a limitation of GTK3, described in bug 797286.)"
I would go with a different approach (again to emphasize the change between versions):
"A: In GnuCash versions prior to 3.0, users can access context menus by using Control-click.
To access context menus in GnuCash versions 3.0 and higher, use a two-finger click on the trackpad.
The result would be:
- A: In GnuCash versions prior to 3.0, users can access context menus by using Control-click.
- To access context menus in GnuCash versions 3.0 and higher, use a two-finger click on the trackpad.
- With version 3.0, GnuCash changed to use GTK3, which interprets Control-click as a normal click. This is a limitation of GTK3, as described in 797286.
If you agree, I can make the change, or you could do it yourself. Just let me know. Cheers!
--the above comment posted 10:37, 24 June 2019 by User:Sunfish62