[Seaside] Re: scrollbars on the right [was: seaside mini image]

Klaus D. Witzel klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Wed Feb 21 15:03:38 UTC 2007

On Wed, 21 Feb 2007 15:36:54 +0100, Martial Boniou wrote:
> klaus.witzel at cobss.com wrote:
>>> On 2/17/07, Todd Blanchard wrote:
>> ...
>>>> - I hate the scrollbars on the left,
>>> Some older smalltalkers hate scrollbars on the right ;-)
>> Nooo :) I am an old smalltalker and I don't hate scrollbars on the
>> right.
>> Instead I hate the long mouse moves. Text is usually left aligned and so
>> moving the scrollbar into the opposite direction is, on the average, the
>> longest move. I suffered from a double crunch syndrome (two nerves
>> crunched, arm and hand) only because I had to use MS$ scrollbars for
>> some
>> decades [no joke].
>> Only people who do texts from right to left (there are many) can hate
>> scrollbars on the left :)
> As a NEXTSTEP dev , I totally agree. Every important tools (scrollbar,
> menus, shade button) should be on the left and the lesser on the right
> (close button). I think the Windows/Motif display is the end of the
> ergonomic WIMP.


> About your syndrome, did you try dvorak keyboard (I use it everyday and
> it's awesome, I can tip 9 hours with no fatigue)?

Not yet [dvorak] but thanks for the hint. It took me quite some time to  
re-train, after surgery, the hand to a speed and accuracy which I need in  
the m'etier. But the length of mouse moves is also important for me.


> --
> Martial

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