I speed touch type thanks to my Mother making me take a typing course in high school when I really, really did not want to.
And when navigating files and browsing I drive two handed, the right on the mouse to grab and move things,
and the left then acting on them for cut, copy, paste, save, close, quit, hide...
It is fast, and I've been irritated with Apple ever since they adopted the PC keyboard layout and misaligned the Opt/Alt key relative to x c v so that they don't line up for four relaxed fingers any more. It is as though my left hand has been mangled and can't do it's thing any more without my having to look down at it to check positioning all the time. This irritation has been going on for, what, 15 to 20 years now. And then I come to Stellarium.
I'd like to drive Stellarium with ease, too, and it almost works. But time jumps by hour, day and week don't have anything to do with H, D or W keys and the difference is solar versus sidereal is Opt versus Cmd - combinations that for me are hard to remember. And I would like to be able to increase and decrease things like the number of stars being displayed versus light pollution by keying +S and -S without fooling around with window panes that take time and obscure what I am looking at. The thing that got me going, though to make a proposal, was having to figure out what Stellarium means by Save and when, where and how to do it.
I like Stellarium very much. It is a lot nicer than a commercial package I bought.
So I am not complaining, just sort of like panting, like - Hey, that's great. Give me more.
PS: Just for fun and at age fifty, and after 35 years of using QWERTY, I decided to learn the Dvorak keyboard.
The first sessions of a minute or so were interestingly trying, like smoke coming out of my ears.
I can do Dvorak now, but not as quickly as QWERTY, and I have doubts about the claim that Dvorak is fundamentally faster.
On Mar 20, 2012, at 8:55 AM, Barry Gerdes wrote: