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I feel that given common repetitive tasks, it's better to implement keyboard shortcuts to allow the power users to gain efficiency. Honestly, you might've just answered your own question. Some people use exclusively the keyboard, some people use it a lot, some people don't use it at all. Take into account the following Notify the user of ...


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I think your problem is mostly one of changing the keyboard focus, isn't it? Most platforms have existing shortcuts for some of these things. E.g. in pretty much every view in MacOS Finder you can use Cmd+Shift+Up-Arrow and Cmd+Shift+Down-Arrow to go one hierarchy level up or down. You could probably re-purpose that to let people move keyboard focus between ...


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Rather than having different key combinations to navigate parent to parent (skipping children), why not just use the up and down arrows, or the tab (forwards) and shift-tab (backwards) for moving through everything in the hierarchy that is open? This will free up the key combinations. For this to work, you need a shortcut key to close and open the current ...


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From Tog himself Not that any of the above True Facts will stop the religious wars. And, in fact, I find myself on the opposite side in at least one instance, namely editing. By using Command X, C, and V, the user can select with one hand and act with the other. Two-handed input. Two-handed input can result in solid productivity gains (Buxton 1986). It ...



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