In my limited experience in the programming venue and somewhat more significant experience in other similar environments, I find a hotkey manager to be a godsend for situations like these. Autohotkey is my app of choice, and it allows me to rework the hotkeys for just about any application. While assigning keystrokes to things that don't initially have them is the use I put it to first, I have also found that this allows me to do what Octavian references--establish some sort of consistency with keystrokes between related applications. Obviously being able to define every keystroke yourself from within the application itself is ideal. But this is rarely the case, and I find this workaround to be a fairly unintrusive and reasonably quick fix once you're familiar with the scripting language your hotkey manager may or may not use. For most on this list, I doubt that'd be much of an obstacle.
JW JWS Octavian Rasnita wrote:
The best way of remembering the keystrokes is to be able to define your own keystrokes.A certain keystroke might be not easy to remember for someone, but maybe for others it is very easy to remember because it is the same key they've used in other programs for the same thing.Octavian ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andreas Stefik" <stefika@xxxxxxxxx> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2007 12:10 AM Subject: Re: The top three big problemsDo you folks have any ideas as to what would make it easier to remember all the keystrokes? This type of stuff would be really easy to add in to my compiler, so suggestions are very welcome! Andy On 10/13/07, Andy B <a_borka@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Good memory I guess... I am in VS2005 almost 50% of the day so have someexperience with it. Did I remember something wrong? -----Original Message----- From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dale LeavensSent: Saturday, October 13, 2007 4:27 PM To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: The top three big problemsI want to know how you can possibly remember all those key strokes and thesequence. Dale Leavens, Cochrane Ontario Canada DLeavens@xxxxxxx Skype DaleLeavens Come and meet Aurora, Nakita and Nanook at our polar bear habitat. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andy B" <a_borka@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2007 2:04 PM Subject: RE: The top three big problems The below is easily possible in vs2005 at least. If you go into thesettings, under bu8ild options somewhere (I forgot exactly since I haven't been there in a long time), there is a choice to allow the compiler to show the error list/window upon build/compile failure. When you are in this list, hitting enter on a error message actually instantly jumps you to the code line where the error is and highlights it in a certain color. I know thecolor doesn't help a total blind person, but at least jaws jumps to theexact line being complained about. All you have to do now is hide the error window (alt shift h), fix the line of code and then press f5/control f5/f6to rebuild again... 2. The usability.A programming environment should be made thinking to the blind programmersneeds also, and a blind programmer should be able to configure the environment as he wants. For example, what does a sighted programmer after he runs a program in Eclipse or VS.net and it gives an error? I think that he looks too se what was the error.So, for the sighted programmer is easy to take a look in the wanted pane, but a blind programmer should be able to configure the application so after it runs the program and gives the error, the focus to be automaticly placed in the errors pane. And he should be able to move the focus to the code paneimmediately. __________ View the list's information and change your settings at //www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind __________ View the list's information and change your settings at //www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind __________ View the list's information and change your settings at //www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind__________ View the list's information and change your settings at //www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind__________View the list's information and change your settings at //www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind
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