Hybrid Selection Model - Keyboarding
Hi all, John Lance here. You may remember me from such past postings as "New Column in My Contacts" and "Things that Seemed Like a Good Idea At the Time" (teaser: A vaction that includes diving with sharks! How could I go wrong?)
Moving right along...
A few days ago we talked about a hybrid selection model that integrates aspects of both Windows and the classic Notes approach. As part of that discussion keyboarding was touched lightly upon, but I have been asked to get some clarification on the behavior you would expect.
In Notes classic Samantha could select a set of items and when she pressed the up/down arrow the selection would be retained.
In Windows Samantha has to press the "ctrl" key to retain her selection while pressing arrow keys. If she doesn't the selection moves to the next item above/below the items she had previously selected.
We are saying that the hybrid model will follow the Windows keyboard conventions. So - good or bad thing?
Thanks in advance.