Re: Windows '95

Subject: Re: Windows '95
From: Romay Jean Sitze <rositze -at- NMSU -dot- EDU>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 1994 16:33:08 -0600

For what it's worth, if we switch from double clicking to single clicking,
a lot of us are going to have to learn new habits. The old dog, and all
that? . . .

On Tue, 27 Sep 1994, Chuck Martin wrote:

> Mary said that Microsoft manuals will likely say to double-click
> objects. I talked to some of their reps at the recent Windows Solutions
> show, and they said that their research showed that double-clicking
> was not very intuitive, and that just about anything you'll be able
> to do in Windows'95 (bad, bad choice of name, damn those marketing
> people) you'll be able to do by single-clicking. They did add that
> double-clicks will be available as streamlined paths to accomplishing
> tasks.

> Now I "grew up" Gui-wise in the Windows 3.x environment, with a dab of
> Mac and a smattering of X-Windows thrown in for good measure. Double-
> seems to have a specific meaning i nthe GUI paradigm, that of starting
> a program from an icon/object on a desktop or in a group/folder.
> Is single-clicking that much more intuitive to perform this specific
> task? I'd be interested in hearing what people have to say on this
> usability issue.

> Chuck Martin
> Information Developer, IBM
> techwriter -at- vnet -dot- ibm -dot- com
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