It matters when defaults suck.
kehoea at parhasard.net
Wed Sep 21 15:23:32 EDT 2011
Ar an séú lá déag de mí Méan Fómhair, scríobh Andreas Röhler:
> Am 15.09.2011 19:33, schrieb Aidan Kehoe:
> > http://www.uie.com/brainsparks/2011/09/14/do-users-change-their-settings/
> > Of course, that does not mean that I will ever have the energy and time to
> > do all the arguing to enable CUA-mode by default on OS X (and, I suppose,
> > Windows).
> Hi Aidan,
> don't think it affects the cua-question.
Why not? It doesn’t strike me as a particularly controversial thing to say
that users on OS X and Windows are, as a rule, far more comfortable with
CUA-oriented key bindings than they are with emacs-oriented key
> As the article says:
> (Big takeaway: If you’re a programmer or designer, then you’re not like
> most people.)
> Would not consider cua-mode-default a progress with respect to the
> difficulties to expect.
Defaults have a much more limited impact on an expert’s use of a program
than they have on a beginner’s use of a program, since the expert is well
used to customisation. If you don’t consider CUA mode progress for you,
turn it off.
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