Linked by ddc_ on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 21:29 UTC
Window Managers Calm window manager (mainly known for its shorthand name cwm) is a member of a once-powerful and now-declining family of minimalist X11 window managers. It is relatively unknown outside the OpenBSD community, but it deserves more notice.
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RE: Mouse-less interface
by M.Onty on Thu 24th Nov 2011 16:14 UTC in reply to "Mouse-less interface"
M.Onty
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2009-10-23

To add my tuppence worth;

I habitually use keyboard shortcuts where ever I can for GUIs (with a lot of mouse pointing to, certainly) and I would say that the advantage isn't necessarily to do with speed, so much as rhythm. For anyone who spends most of their work time writing in one form or another, taking hands off keyboard and onto mouse feels like a break, rather than a continuation, of your work. Its generally faster to use the mouse (for me at least), but its less jarring to use the keyboard.

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RE[2]: Mouse-less interface
by Moonbuzz on Thu 24th Nov 2011 17:38 in reply to "RE: Mouse-less interface"
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2005-07-09

For the record, if you read the links I supplied what you, and others refer to with "feels like a break" unlike using keyboard shortcuts is a result of an Attentional Blink (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attentional_blink) where the cognitive retrieving of a keyboard shortcut causes you to feel like it's faster, while the mouse, with no need for a cognitive retrieval of a shortcut feels slower.

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