--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <sparaig@> wrote:
> <snip>
> > It's possible that with Windows' window-specific menus, the time 
> > spent trying to find those menus swamps the time spent switching
> > from text-typing mode to command-typing mode and back
> 
> Not for editing in Word, if you customize the right-click
> menus with the commands you use most frequently.  I rarely
> have to use the menus.  And mousing from place to place in
> the text is much faster than using the cursor keys in most
> cases.
>

For complicated programs, context-sensitive (right click) menus are 
quite useful. I was thinking of the ones WIndows has at the top of the 
window. Those are really useless for commands you use all the time, in 
my own experience AND by the theory of the distance vs size tradeoff 
found in Fitts' Law.







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