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I haven't read the article by Bruce Tognazzini but I agree with his
conclusions. I suppose that there are some circumstances where
keyboard shortcuts would be helpful and I have a list of them on a
card at my workstation. However, I rarely use them because I find the
mouse to be more convenient, much faster, and less prone to error.
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Author: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- c2 -dot- org> at SMTP
>As a touch typist, I hate having to grab a mouse and slide it all over my
>already crowded desk. Keyboard shortcuts allow me to keep up a faster pace.
Bruce Tognazzini in _TOG on Interface_ makes the case about as well as
possible (note I didn't say he convinced me) that the greater speed of
keyboard shortcuts is an illusion. ...RM
Richard Mateosian Technical Writer in Berkeley CA srm -at- c2 -dot- org