Auto and menus

Erik Demaine (
Sat, 25 Sep 1999 11:26:08 -0400 (EDT)

Maybe this is an unavoidable "feature" but it makes Auto rather unusable...

Try using pulldown menus (e.g., in Netscape, the main menus on top or the
personal toolbar menus) or popup menus (if that's what they're called--
what Netscape translates <SELECT>...</SELECT> into) with Auto enabled.
They disappear after less than a second.  I believe it's the usual timeout
for when to autoraise a window, although it seems to vary a little.
The point is that you have extremely little time to select a menu entry--
you have to be better skilled than I at moving and clicking quick.

Perhaps this is a new feature?  I'm using AfterStep 1.7.142.

Any help would be appreciated,
Erik Demaine              \)  e-mail: (PGP avail.)
Dept. of Computer Science  \( URL:
University of Waterloo     )\ "The world would be a much nicer place if
Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3G1 (\ everything were convex." -Bernard Chazelle