On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 10:27:43AM +0100, Sam Thursfield wrote:
> On 9/17/16, Daniel Beecham <dan...@lunix.se> wrote:
> > + All major web browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera,
> > Midori and others) use ctrl-tab to switch tab. Neither <textarea> nor
> > <input> consumes tab in any of these browsers, it's just used to change
> > focus.
> Cool, I never realised because those that I use also allow tab
> switching with ctrl+pgup and ctrl+pgdn.
> ...
> > * The argument of obviousness ("don't make me think", or "great design is
> > invisible")
> >
> > Ctrl-tab is such an ubiquitous binding by now, that users just sort of
> > expect it. I saw a design talk by some designer on google the other day,
> > and she talked about how they'd just plop a UI in front of people and see
> > what they'd do - and then make the UI such that those interactions made
> > sense. Like A/B testing a'la extreme. You want an interface which is
> > obvious, which makes sense, is intuitive, doesn't get in your way. Those
> > are the successful interfaces. ctrl-tab is obvious.
> Is your point here that people who've never used a computer before
> will figure out that ctrl-tab switches tabs without any kind of
> instruction, but will not figure out that ctrl-pgup and ctrl-pgdn
> switch tabs unless someone tells them? I find that hard to believe
> without evidence. Maybe I'm missing your point.

I didn't know that...

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