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Re: 1.6.0 commit dialog

From: Michael Geary <mg_at_mg.to>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 23:21:08 -0700 (PDT)

I agree completely with Jack. Alt+O had a real usability benefit in
the Tortoise dialogs.

Raymond Chen is a brilliant programmer, but he is not an interaction
designer nor (AFAIK) does he claim to be. He may be right that the
(ancient!) Windows UI guidelines say to not use an accelerator on the
OK button, but this particular accelerator is so useful that it's
worth breaking those guidelines.

And they are guidelines, not rules. Note that several of the
commenters in the cited thread disagree with Raymond.

It's especially annoying for me as a Komodo user. I got the Komodo
guys to add Alt+O to their own source control commit dialog,
specifically so that it would be key-compatible with Tortoise.

The Alt+O shortcut does no harm and much good. Please reconsider and
bring it back.



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