[Scribus] User-interface design [was" Thus is has been with Scribus."]
Tue Feb 5 15:12:00 CET 2008
Hedley Finger wrote:
> Keyboard shortcuts and menus are not mutually exclusive. Yes, you
> can have both (fancy that). And a well-designed GUI will teach you
> what the keyboard shortcuts are so that you can progress from novice
> to intermediate to expert: File > Save (Ctrl-s), Edit > Copy
> (Ctrl-c). It's sort of handy if the keyboard shortcuts are mnemonic
> wherever possible. In FrameMaker you have Esc e c (meaning e=edit,
> c=copy), etc.
If you are actually using Scribus (you write as if you perhaps are not)
you will see that Scribus has menus, has keyboard shortcuts, has a
toolbar with icons, so for many common operations there are at least 3
ways of activation. And you can turn keyboard shortcuts into whatever
you feel is a better mnemonic.
There is also the very handy F12, followed by 4-digit Unicode to insert
whatever character you might use frequently yet not be present on your
On a practical level, one can only remember so many shortcuts at a time,
and sooner or later you run out of easy to remember mnemonics.
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