Even if they aren't talking international, at least they aren't stomping international!

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2006/11/25 11:37 -05:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2006/11/25/1148516.aspx

Now I am not a stranger to keyboard shortcuts -- in fact if you look at posts like these, you might think its obvious that I have been talking abiut best practices surrounding shortcuts as they relate to languge and a they relate to keyboards off and on for years now....

So I am of two minds when I see how over on Shell Blog that they have put together a quick reference with the Shell shortcuts in the post Do things faster with Keyboard Shortcuts.

On the one hand, I have always loved the fact that the Shell doesn't stomp all over the bulk of the ALTGR keystrokes like some other nameless Microsoft products that I could mention....

But on the other hand, plenty of these shortcuts only give the Latin letters for the keystroke combinations, something that ignores the fundamental fact that there are a helluva lot of people who have other letters printed on those keys. It seemed like it would at least be worth quick note. :-(

Oh well, at least they aren't stomping on people's keyboards in the name of usability. :-)


This post brought to you by K (U+004b, a.k.a. LATIN CAPITAL LETTER K)

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