Mouse shorcuts

Xavier Otazu xotazu at
Mon May 10 14:51:15 CEST 2004


Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> On Mon, May 10, 2004 at 01:46:35PM +0200, Xavier Otazu wrote:
> ...
>>To work in an environtment where user cannot define the most elemental 
>>interaction rules, is like driving a Ferrari with a stiff metal seat ... 
>>you cannot drive comfortably neither use the full potential of the 
>>car... ;-)

	I simply tried to find a similarity between user interaction (GUI) and 
the true potential behind it. I tried to tell that to extract full 
potential you need a personalized interaction with the user. If your 
interaction with the system is not comfortable nor easy, you cannot 
extract the full potential. People with physical disabilities spend more 
time trying to click on the title bar that pushing Alt+Button1, and life 
is even harder.

	And what about the fact that in xfce there are keyboard shorcuts but 
not mouse shorcuts? What is the reason for that difference?

	I am sorry if you are annoyed by my questions. I think I was simply 
trying to tell what was my point of view, and I would like to know what 
is yours. I would like to know your reasons to not include mouse 
shorcuts. why you cannot comment on that? I cannot find what are your 
thoughts about this questions on any FAQ, that's the reason I asked. I 
tried to speak, simply that, not confronting positions.

 > Apart from your actual argument, which I will not comment on, the above
 > is a load of @#$@, pardon the expression.
	If you don't like cars and are sensible about this question, you can be 
sure I'll never use this analogy again. In fact, I neither like cars, 
but I though it was an easy analogy to ease understanding for everybody.

> Or it may be a very good one, considering 99.9% [1] of the people don't want
> to change anything about how their car works, but simply take a few
> minutes to find out the differences with what they're used to and drive.


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