There's much simpler way - press the space (or whatever
key you remapped it to). It closes all "special" windows.


On Fri, 24 Nov 2006, William Balcerski wrote:

> Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2006 15:20:13 -0800 (PST)
> From: William Balcerski <williamb at>
> Reply-To: Netrek Development Mailing List <netrek-dev at>
> To: Netrek Development Mailing List <netrek-dev at>
> Subject: Re: [netrek-dev] netrek xp mouse problem
> > I tried to fire up the netrek xp mod client yesterday,
> > since I was at a windows box and I hadn't seen it yet.
> >
> I would use XP 2006, XP mod is no longer being updated.  Of course I'm
> biased on this issue.
> > Problem:
> > the windows box I was using had a two-button mouse,
> > with no way to generate a middle click. (no, pressing
> > both buttons at once didn't do it, nor any combination of
> > buttons + ctrl, alt, shift, windows, and startmenu keys).
> >
> > Can there be a way to turn that thing off, either a close
> > button to click on, or having it also close via a shift-click?
> >
> >   --akb
> >
> What John said about editing netrekrc is the best way.  The other way is
> to open your options menu (shift-o), and then navigate to page 4, the info
> menu.  Then click on the option for "Show hints window".  This will
> disable hints window for your current session only, though.  Adding
> shift-right click close functionality might be something I add, there are
> a bunch of windows that should all be able to be closed in an easy
> fashion..hint window, help window, ping window.  Shift-right click is
> probably the way I will go, since I often hear complaints from people
> without middle mouse buttons.
> Bill
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