Re: Another GMC suggestion/request
- From: James Green <gnome cyberstorm demon co uk>
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Another GMC suggestion/request
- Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999 21:39:55 +0100
In message <19990402143037.A414@audrey>, Matthias Warkus <mawarkus@t-
>+++ Thu, Apr 01, 1999 at 09:16:27AM +0200 +++
>Bertrand Guiheneuf e-mails me. Film at 11. Reply right now, after the break.
>> firstname.lastname@example.org said:
>> // Hit C-s. Then you can begin typing the name of the file you want to
>> // go to.
>> You should not have to hit C-s. Users will not find it.
>Why not? It's the standard search key in Emacs and info, for one, it's
>easy to memorise, and it doesn't pollute the namespace.
1. I wholehearted agree with the type-till-you-get-your-icon idea;
2. C-s won't be found by the average user. I know EMACs uses such
bindings, but, well, put it this way, I tried to work out how to read
news in EMACs last night and gave up after trying to work out how it
uses the module.
I think development would be a lot simpler if people built for newbies,
and made keystrokes and advanced options for those who know about them.
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