Part of the objective I suggest is to NOT have duplication of function,
menus allowing removal of some parts of Settings panes, like slide bars,
(and providing clarification of what Save means and when, where and how to do it).
Or perhaps rearrange the panes so that they totally do not or totally do duplicate menu/keystroke functionality.
Or if not that maybe find some way to provide indication in panes for what settings are duplicative.
The type of keyboard layout is, today, just a software setting.
Provided everything else like Help files and Preference panes is in the native language for a user, though,
would it be acceptable to have menus and their keystroke equivalents be in English,
and be normally operated with the keyboard set to the same?
A little English is very widely known, and pull-down menus provide a very ready tutorial for keystroke equivalents.
Yes, there is a problem here.
Maybe duplication within panes does need to be provide so some can avoid the English.
But one thing for sure is that there is tremendous user interface reach and power in keystroke equivalents with menus, and not just on laptops.
The words that say it all are "intuitive" and "facile," as in Apple's track record for software.
Stellarium is missing some (or a lot).
Please read my hopefully now more readable notes
On Mar 19, 2012, at 9:24 PM, Barry Gerdes wrote: