To: The NA User Community
From: Dave Pruett, K8CC
Thanks to all the users who offered their comments about mouse support
in NA. The conclusion I have drawn from all of the comments is that
some people would like to use a mouse, and some prefer keyboard
controls. We will probably add mouse support in the future, likely at
the same time as 50-line VGA and movable windows as the changes to do
these features are all somewhat related. The present control keys and
commands *WILL* remain so that there will be no effect for users who
decline to use a mouse. However, don't expect this to be available
right away - we're just now heading into the second half of the
contest season so it will probably be late spring.
The purpose of this message is to ask the users another question, that
DO YOU PREFER CONTROL KEY COMBINATIONS OR TEXT COMMANDS?
Certain functions demand control keys. If you want to dupe check a
call, you can't type a call and then type DUPECHECK - its not
possible, and that's what we have F9 for. However, there are commands
that are likely to not be executed in the middle of a QSO - for
example. there's no real need to open the band map while a call is in
the text field. These types of functions might better be invoked with
an intuitive text command rather than an obscure control key. As a
couple of examples:
Instead of Ctrl-F6, how about BANDMAP?
Instead of Ctrl-F7, how about SHOWOFFTIMES?
There are certainly other examples.
What does the community prefer?
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