JDK-8090930: Add Support for Extended Mouse Buttons

Johan Vos johan.vos at gluonhq.com
Tue Oct 30 12:15:08 UTC 2018

Hi Michael,

I only started to look into this now, sorry for being late at the party.
Overall, this looks good to me. The risk is indeed minimal (developers
relying on switch-default cases to select e.g. middle button will be

I am not entirely sure about the naming though. Should it really be
"BACK/FORWARD" or should it rather be "BUTTON4/BUTTON5" as it can be mapped
to whatever?

- Johan

On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 12:54 AM Michael Ennen <mike.ennen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello All,
> I am working on JDK-8090930 which is a request to add
> support for the BACK/FORWARD mouse buttons that are
> supported by some mice. I have opened a proof-of-concept
> pull request on Github which can be found here:
> https://github.com/javafxports/openjdk-jfx/pull/173
> This is still in the early stages (no CSR has been created yet,
> however there is a preliminary one in the comments on the
> above Github issue) but Kevin wanted me to post a notification
> to this list so that people can review and comment on it (and
> I think that's a good idea, too).
> Thanks,
> Michael Ennen

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