1221Re: [jasspa] CUA support - update
- Oct 15, 2004I'm against spending any effort making ME more like Notepad. I think if
we made ME at all CUI-approximating, we can just rename it Micro
Notepad, because it won't be Emacs-like at all, anymore. The keys just
about conflict 100%. I would never use it this way. I like being able
to move around in my document using keyboard keys!
And there are bigger usability fish to fry: The support
for fill-in forms (e.g., User Prefs) is just not really usable
for the non-hacker and super confusing (if you aren't running in
GUI mode with a mouse to fall back on). And the online help
(that pop-up box!!) is almost as bad. Those problems, alas, drag
down a lot of good work. It's in these area that I really wish ME were
more Windows-like. (Windows Logo requirements like being able to use
all GUIs even without a mouse, using keys like Ctrl-Tab to flip through
tabbed dialogs, use of space to check boxes and drop down lists, and
support for OK/Cancel and not using Enter for anything except OK.
Windows has an excellent set of standards for those things.)
Phillips, Steven wrote:
> Okay, so I started to play around with this and I thought the first
> thing to do would be to get a definitive list of key bindings for the
> CUA standard, simple you might think? Ha! Some bloody standard! Find
> Again? C-g or F3, Goto (line) often mapped to C-g, Replace C-h or
> C-r, C-w is not bound to close buffer on any CUA app or doc I've
> found yet and so it goes on.
> So those CUA standard are we trying to support? I think we need a
> base CUA editor/app on which to base our support, that way we can all
> contribute constructively to this rather then go round in circles.
> So Gabriel, as the instigator of this what app do you recommend?
> Once we have the basics in place we may need to create several CUA
> versions, CUA (original IBM), CUA (Windows), CUA (Windows Word) etc.
> Don't you just love standards!
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