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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Caps Lock
by Temcat on Mon 12th Nov 2007 11:12 UTC
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So am I the only one that actually finds this key useful? :-) As a translator, I often need to type something (for example, headings) in caps. Converting to caps post factum takes more time and hand movement than simply turning Caps Lock on and off.

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