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Month: June 2018

Re: [trinity-users] remove lock session from menu?

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2018 23:08:32 -0700

On Sunday 24 June 2018 22:04:22 Felix Miata wrote:
> William Morder composed on 2018-06-24 21:42 (UTC-0700):
> > I am trying to imagine what you mean,
> > as it hasn't happened to me. However, if you can do this through the
> > keyboard, then it might give you a clue to the problem, as something else
> > might be interfering with your mouse.
> I don't need any clues what the problem is. There's no space between the
> two targets. The pointer only has to move as little as one pixel to shift
> from one target to the other.
> Imagine you are 100 years old with arthritic arms, hands and fingers, and
> eyes that don't work like they used to, trying to use a mouse or trackball.
> If you can't, goto an assisted living center and watch old people trying to
> use a mouse or trackball. The coordination and eyesight of an average 14
> year old is ancient history. Clicking a button without moving the pointer
> off the intended target takes a lot of luck.

I can't imagine that I am 100 years old, but I can imagine that I am 60, and 
have already begun to feel the ravages of time on my body. It also is a pain 
to use computer screens that are designed by and for young people. 

Sometimes I have to switch between two different pairs of glasses, as well as 
trying to read without glasses, and sometimes using a magnifying glass as 
well, all to do a single simple task while working at my desk. 

> Simplest solution would be to remove never to be used menu selections. Some
> null space between targets could help.

Somebody else was discussing something like your issue in a different context; 
or so I think. There was a discussion about increasing the space between 
buttons. I will look through the mailing list to see if I can find it, or 
maybe somebody else remembers? But I think they were discussing some kind of 
redesign or tweak of the close/maximize/minimize buttons at the top 
right-hand corner. My memory is fuzzy on this point. I think they were 
discussing adding null space to deal with that issue.