"There Was a Problem Saving the Standalone Application"

Chipp Walters chipp at chipp.com
Tue Jul 25 16:26:42 EDT 2006


On 7/24/06, Jeanne A. E. DeVoto <revolution at jaedworks.com> wrote:

> 1. Use the index finger to move the pointer, the thumb to press the
> trackpad button, and the left hand to press modifier keys (if they
> need one). The side of the thumb falls naturally over the button when
> your index finger is moving over the trackpad.
>
> 2. Turn on the clickable trackpad, and use the index finger to move
> the pointer and to click, drag, and double-click.

As a major trackpad user on PC, I respectively disagree. The problem
with the one-hand approach is that when pressing down on the button
with the same hand, the other fingers tend to 'wander' and thus create
a more difficult targeting problem. Especially when working with small
targets, this becomes frustrating quickly.

For me, the ambiguity of 'what is a tab-click' vs 'just moving around'
on the trackpad makes #2 above also problematic as well.

To each his/her own. :-)



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