Does Haiku support dwell click (where the pointer can stay over something and the OS or OE can send a click)?
To explain where this would be really useful to Haiku’s future if it doesn’t have it, imagine an environment that does not have a keyboard, mouse, or trackpad… or at least not in traditional terms. It’d still have a ‘mouse’ in that it’d have a pointer going around the screen but if there was a pointing device someone had on their head or wrist, they could navigate the Haiku desktop without needing to ever touch anything, including buttons.
As far as I know this is not currently supported but I am fairly confident it would be possible to implement this as an input server addon. It would watch for mouse moves and if the mouse doesn’t move for a while it could send a click event. But it might be annoying and constantly clicking and changing window focus and similar if there wasn’t some way to see if there was a clickable element underneath (button, menu, etc.)
I know ChromeOS has something like this and it might be worth checking out more how that works. I know it animates the cursor a bit before clicking so there is some warning. You can also change the action it takes on the auto click.
Thanks for the info, I’d have no idea how to go about this atm but it’s an idea for the future, there’s a few I might be able to start on