[uf-discuss] Mediawiki accesskey shortcut usage instructions
andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed Jul 25 15:36:37 PDT 2007
In message <C2CCF551.927A9%tantek at cs.stanford.edu>, Tantek Çelik
<tantek at cs.stanford.edu> writes
>On 7/25/07 2:29 AM, "Andy Mabbett" <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
>> In the same edit, Tantek restored instructions, such as "use CTRL S to
>> save", which I'd removed, which are OS and browser specific, on the basis
>> that they help some people.
>Actually, ctrl-s/alt-s help *the vast majority of people* who use
>Windows or Mac for that matter, as the modern browsers on those systems
>all support the respective ACCESSKEYs, as do most browsers on linux
>systems as well. 90+% easily in terms of total marketshare etc.
>If you'd like to suggest improvements for how to word these efficiency
>enhancing shortcut tips, it would be great to hear them, but summarily
>removing them when clearly they were intended to help was a bit rude.
You're in no position to lecture me or anyone else on manners.
I do sometimes wonder why you bothered to install wiki software.
And I don't have time to list all the edits, clearly intended to help,
which you have summarily reverted.
>> All the usability guidance I've ever read on
>> the subject, cautions against giving such advice, which is akin to saying
>> "to get coffee, turn left, then second right, then the kitchen is first
>> left". This will help everyone in the office where I work, but probably
>> won't apply to many other people reading this.
>The analogy is false as the coffee directions apply to perhaps <1% of
>the people on this list, but the Mediawiki accesskey shortcuts apply to
>>99% of the people on this list.
I think you've just invented that statistic. Care to prove me wrong?
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