Reply to post:

What’s the KEYBOARD SHORTCUT for Delete?! Look in a contextual menu, fool!

CADmonkey

Mouse only = one-handed user = slow user = no work

I trained on AutoCAD 10 for DOS. The interface was script-based. Then, as now, you could just type or paste a long series of commands into the Command Line. The few mouse-activated commands were referred to as 'shortcuts'.

When I started work I used AutoCAD 12 for Windows. Suddenly all these Icons appeared but I mostly still used the keyboard.

Then I used AutoCAD 12 LT which used a different Icon set. Keyboard still worked.

Acad 13 - different Icons

Acad 13 LT - different Icons

Acad 14 - ditto

And so on.

And then the Ribbon....

And still I use my keyboard. If I didn't, I reckon my right hand index finger would be capable of cracking hazelnuts by now.

And there's a lot less hand-eye coordination involved in using a keyboard compared to using a mouse or touch. Better for the eyes, better for the hands.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019