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Suggest, Underlining the shortcut letter, Ex: (o of folder)



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Transisto

Posted: Jun 21, 2010
Score: 0



Toodle UI hard to use but when using keyboard shortcuts it become much more efficient.

Underlining the shortcut letter in the word is common practice, It would promote/suggest the use of shorcuts.

and I woun't have to hit "?" so often,

"B" for Calendar, is a hard one...
eykanal

Posted: Jun 21, 2010
Score: -1



I think this would be a bad idea.

1) Adding lots of underlines everywhere makes for a very messy visual interface. Even more so, given that only a smallish subset of users actually uses the keyboard shortcuts, it would be making a mess which only benefits some users.

Some programs, like Microsoft Office, handle this by only underlining the shortcut letter when the user presses "alt". However, if you're going to require user interaction, then we're no better off than when the user had to hit "?".

2) The information is already available via the "?" command, as well as in the help docs. If you really use it regularly, you'll quickly learn the relevant shortcuts. This change would only be relevant to the people who are new to using the shortcuts, which is an even smaller percentage of people than those listed in (1) (since many of those in 1 already know them and don't need reminders).


This message was edited Jun 21, 2010.
Transisto

Posted: Jun 21, 2010
Score: 2



Posted by eykanal:
Adding lots of underlines everywhere makes for a very messy visual interface. Even more so, given that only a smallish subset of users actually uses the keyboard shortcuts, it would be making a mess which only benefits some users.


1) This is the mess you're worried about, http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2479243/WEBIMG/underline%20toodledo.html

2) Using shortcuts IS THE workaround for that messy and painful user interface.

I also suggest Adding a small tips note somewhere to suggest the use of "?" (Other than the FAQ)


This message was edited Jun 21, 2010.
Jake

Toodledo Admin
Posted: Jun 21, 2010
Score: 0



Thanks for the suggestions. We can't comment on a timeframe for implementation, but these are on our to-do list.
Technocrap

Posted: Sep 26, 2010
Score: 0



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