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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RE[2]: Mode of application
by mdmkolbe on Mon 12th Nov 2007 03:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Mode of application"
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Indeed, Shift-Insert is not only more universal than any other paste key sequence (e.g it works on Windows Notepad *and* GNU Emacs) but it is also the only way to paste to an RXVT terminal from the keyboard (Ctrl-Y and Ctrl-V are rightly passed through to the underlaying application).

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