"A third great annoyance: The new buttons are gray in normal state and coloured if hovered over."
I thought that maybe I was too picky, but this bothers me, too. -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Klaus Daube Sent: Friday, January 23, 2009 5:21 AM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: FM9 show stoppers Trying to use FM9 reveals beside the goodies (modern interface, enhanced book handling, list of referenced files, variables, cross references, ...) also some misbehaviour becomes obvious: The first one has already been mentioned here: Various lists (? format by F9, variable names by CTRL+0, ...) do no more behave as usual: Having the formats ln-list-narrow and lc-list-check and want to get ln, i must type l, then arrow-down. Typing ln applies the format n1- numbered-1st. Up to FM-8 we entered l, n, enter. The enter must now be avoided like hell, if the item is the only one in the list starting with that character. This was not a special feature of FM-8 and beyond, but is common behaviour in Windows. In an Open dialog, entering abc opens the list of files: first all beginning with a, then beginning with ab, then with abc - which is _very_ vonvenient (well, this might be to an option in the UI, but on my XP it works this way). The second one is a tough experience: Backspace has become a nightmare on my 3MHz machine with 4GB of RAM. I can not correct input in the usual manner, because i have typed to many times until the program reacts! Do I need to switch off UNDO (which is not possible)? I have already switched off "show warnings while cleaning history", "Checkout HTTP...", "Upload HTTP..." in preferences. Also the arrow keys - used for example, to extend a selection - a-r-e-v- e-r-y-s-l-o-w! This is NOT an issue of my machine - no other program has this behaviour. A third great annoyance: The new buttons are gray in normal state and coloured if hovered over. Since we are now working with larger screens (i have a 24" + a 22" side by side) easy recognition of items on this real estate is key for speedy work. A reason for my displeasure: FrameMaker users are keyboard-people, while CS (creative) users in the graphic area are mouse oriented. For graphic work this is also the case with me. But authoring text is typing and applying formats by short cuts. With the large screens FM9 now supports it is slowing down my work significantly to take the mouse for such operations, even with a tablet which gives more instant access to remote locations on a screen. Althoug I like most of the new things - the feeling under my fingertips is bad. Klaus daube http://mymemo.ch und nie mehr einen Gedanken oder Termin verpassen. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Docu + Design Daube; Sch?racher 11; CH-8053 Z?rich Technical documentation & consultancy; On-line and paper Phone: +41-44-422 86 25 FAX: +41-44-422 82 78 E-mail: ddd at daube.ch Web: www.daube.ch/ _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as kmcdaniel at pavtech.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/kmcdaniel%40pavtech.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.