re: acme/acme2k: A lesson in sane IDE defaults. VIEW POST

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A real, living, breathing ACME user??? 😻Amazing😻. I've wanted to meet one for forever. Pretty much since I tried to run Plan 9 and Acme on my Mac through some sort of emulation / port project that I can't name now.

OK - actual question!

The mouse! The three button mouse! Do you have one? Where did you get one? If you don't have one, how do you deal with chords? And... same question but for using a laptop touchpad - does it work, can you do it?

What sort of workflow do you find yourself using? What activities are easier in Acme than in the other editors you use? Which are harder?

I'll think of more questions later on.

 

A real, living, breathing ACME user???

Or so they say. ;-)

The mouse! The three button mouse! Do you have one?

I have a Logitech G402 which has an acceptably clickable (and durable) scroll wheel. I admit that Acme would be worth getting that old Pilot Mouse from the store room, but I won't do that.

same question but for using a laptop touchpad - does it work, can you do it?

Ha, I can't even use laptop touchpads for anything else. They are a nuisance to me. :-)

What sort of workflow do you find yourself using?

It depends. Sometimes I use Acme (acme2k, that is) for simple note taking (or writing articles), sometimes I use it to fix and compile code.

What activities are easier in Acme than in the other editors you use? Which are harder?

Multi-language compiling is notably easier as I can just replace the command in the tag bar, so is calling any other external commands. I especially like that I can jump directly to erroneous lines. Using the terminal itself is harder than in (let's say) Emacs because the win command is rather conservative in some ways. :-)

 

I know it's almost a year late, and I don't currently use acme, but I've found the Logitech T400 to be a really good three button mouse. It has four actual buttons (left, right, middle, middle-bottom), but the middle buttons are on top of an XY touch/scroll surface.

The most disappointing thing is that they decided to do some weird Super-d combo as the default middle click action (instead of an actual middle click). Fortunately, it's easy enough to remap with their official app in Windows, with Karabiner in macOS, or keymap and udev rules in Linux.

I'm pretty sure that the mouse is out of production, so if you get one and like it, buy a couple more to see you though.

If you're like me, you'll probably also want to swap scroll axis (to natural scroll).

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