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Re: Feeling lost without tabs


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Feeling lost without tabs
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:54:53 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Dan Espen <address@hidden> writes:

> I can find F9, (in fact all the function keys)
> without looking.  Since they're in groups of 4 it's
> pretty easy.
>
> Somehow, I don't mind moving my hands around even
> though I touch type

Yeah? :) Then I have the coolest suggestion for you -
why don't you have six keyboard - all in different
colors and with no marks on them - at to vertical
levels - on front, and one on each side?

While I love shortcuts, actually, my dream would be to
never use them but to have a complete 1-1
physical/hardware-functional/software interface. Can
you imagine how cool it would be to never, ever stumble
on a shortcut?

I can actually get that for all the modes that don't
require typing - w3m, Gnus (except for the message
mode, of course), the buffer menu just mentioned, and
so on. But whenever there is typing there must be
shortcuts as there are so few keys left, and, typing -
editing, point movements - this requires so many
shortcuts.

How do fighter pilots do it? Then it must be super-fast,
and no "fumbling" can ever be allowed? I remember a
flight simulator for the Mac, F/A-18 Hornet. It took up
almost the entire keyboard. It was considered very
realistic (at the time) but I take it reality is even
more complex. Remember that fighter pilots also cannot
be allowed to "look down", just a us! Anyone knows how
they do it? They say programmers often take to flying
when they get rich... (E.g., Woz, speaking of the
accursed Apple world.)

-- 
underground experts united


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