mmaloney at real.com
Wed Aug 11 21:27:11 EEST 2004
to this I would add that some of us laptop users tab through links on
web pages as well, something that *should* take you through the page
links AND text fields in document order.
On Wednesday, August 11, 2004, at 11:13 AM, Pat Suwalski wrote:
> Martin Konold wrote:
>> I assume that whenever you use the keyboard based text selection you
>> firstly use the mouse to point to the relevant area (focus selection
>> on the text area)?!
> Since you've brought this up twice now:
> I, and many people I know, use the Tab key to get to the entry box.
> It's really much faster on a laptop instead of using the touchpad,
> especially for forms you use every day.
> Between form fields, it is also much quicker to use tab and shift-tab
> to go to the next and previous one.
> In fact, I hardly ever use the mouse in my browser.
> I think that was Claes said about Ctrl-Tab mirroring the behaviour of
> Alt-Tab is very important. Shift-Left/Right has no metaphor or
> interaction/usability 'parent', and conflicts with functions that have
> been used in text entry for at least two decades.
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