Usability nuisances on the Mac

- When editing a document on the secondary screen, Amaya will
  display any pop-up dialogues on the primary screen.  That's
  extremely annoying, as it moves the interaction away from where
  the user is focusing.

- Popups often don't get focus even though the most likely
  interaction is the use of the keyboard to enter things.  E.g., the
  ^L ^L dialogue (entering a link) requires moving away from the
  keyboard just to perform one mouse click.  That's annoying.

On a more general note, the mix between Control and Command for
keyboard combinations is quite confusing, in particular as the mix
doesn't exist on other platforms (Linux) in that form.

Finally, with the new keyboard layout, I'd observe that there
appears to be no easy way to indicate to Amaya that one doesn't want
to append to a link if that link is the last thing in a paragraph.
That, too, is a major usability issue.

Thomas Roessler, W3C  <>

Received on Tuesday, 18 December 2007 12:54:40 UTC