Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2007 15:52 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces This is the fifth article in a series on common usability and graphical user interface related terms [part I | part II | part III | part IV]. On the internet, and especially in forum discussions like we all have here on OSNews, it is almost certain that in any given discussion, someone will most likely bring up usability and GUI related terms - things like spatial memory, widgets, consistency, Fitts' Law, and more. The aim of this series is to explain these terms, learn something about their origins, and finally rate their importance in the field of usability and (graphical) user interface design. In part V, we focus on modes.
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umccullough
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2006-01-26

Is there any way to alter the function of the shift key so that you don't have to hold it down while typing the character that you want to be uppercase?

Some operating systems have "sticky keys" for accessibility assistance...

In Windows for example, you can turn on sticky keys and other accessibility options by hitting the shift key 5 times in a row to bring up the settings dialog.

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