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Re: Key bindings proposal

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Key bindings proposal
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 18:15:39 +0200

On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 6:09 PM, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > I would even guess that most Windows users never use the
>> > ALT key in a Windows-specific way (except for CONTROL-ALT-DELETE)
>> > and never use the Window key at all.  For one thing, most are not
>> > programmers (another guess), and most interact with Windows using
>> > the mouse most of the time, not the keyboard.  And
>> > my guess is that _very_ few (proportionally) users of
>> > Windows use menu accelerators.
>> Here is a lesson from MS on using MS Word:
>> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/
>> work-with-the-keyboard-RZ006078589.aspx?section=9
>> It mentions explicitly Alt+Letter.
> So what?  No one said that menu accelerators do not _exist_.
> And no one said that Microsoft has no doc describing them.

This is the way MS Word users are educated.

People who are mostly programmers or similar might never learn that
kind of things. I do not know. But where I was working on the
technical university people actually wrote a lot of text too. (And
they used tools like MS Words.)

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