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Re: lynx-dev Yet another keymap

From: Matt Ackeret
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Yet another keymap
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 13:57:01 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 29 Jan 2001 address@hidden wrote:

>Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 17:31:54 -0700 (MST)
>From: address@hidden
>Reply-To: address@hidden
>To: address@hidden
>Subject: Re: lynx-dev Yet another keymap
>In a recent note, Henry Nelson said:
>> Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 09:32:11 +0900 (JST)
>> > We need another keyboard navigation scheme available as an option.
>>   ^^ ^^^^
>> Up to interpretation.  The source code is available to anyone who
>> wants to hack on it.
>Yah.  On this one, I side with Henry; it feels unduly fancy to me.

Unduly fancy?!?!

I guess being in both the "GUI world" (for my job) and the CLI world
(usually my preference) maybe I see things differently.. but shouldn't
things be as easy as possible *as long as they don't interfere with
getting something done*?   The only thing the improved navigation
interferes with is the leftarrow-back (and rightarrow which I think is
the same as return).. so it should be a preference.. but it seems like
a BIG improvement to me.

(pine is my classic example that a text-based program *CAN* be as absolutely
friendly and helpful as any GUI program -- but I also note that if I weren't
able to configure-the-heck out of pine to not always show the menu at the
bottom of the screen and ALWAYS use vim as my editor automatically, I 
wouldn't use it..  but "out of the box" it's just as friendly and "in your
face" as any GUI program -- and I mean that mostly as a compliment...
I wish more text-based programs took some lessons from pine..)

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