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Arrows and mnumonics...

Posted By: Dan LeGate <>
Date: Saturday, 5 September 1998, at 12:14 p.m.

In Response To: Re: This is an old XTGOLD request. (Walter Rassbach)

> 1) I feel that they are more awkward, especially the ctrl-arrow
> keys.

Really? You mean you never use Ctrl-Right and Left Arrows to skip word-by-word in word processors/text editors? Perhaps an awkward movement at first, but something I think most people have grown accustomed to.

> 2) The keys and usages we have been talking about have mnumonic
> meanings,
> which makes them MUCH easier to remember...

Right arrow moves to the right, left arrow to the left. Not easy?

> I could deal with a configuration option to specify keyboard-key/cursor-key
> usage, but I think John and I both prefer using some of the keyboard
> keys for these functions rather than the cursor keys...

Well I'd definitely have to concede to either one of your preferences. Sometimes I think I'm a power user, but then I read notes from the two of you... I'm just a piker!

> The keys
> we are suggesting don't have any usage in that context anyway, so
> I'm not sure where the problem arises...

No problem... just suggestions. I'm actually not opposed to your's or John's methods - if *any* of these make it into Ztree, I'll be happy. Whatever the keys he chooses, I'm sure they'll become second-nature to me, just as all the others have become. I'm becoming a Ztree-Machine! Ahhh!

I started reading through your "Detailed Proposal", but it's 3am here and I'm tired... I'll finish it later. ;)


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