|Re: [43s] General questions|
Message #3 Posted by fhub on 31 Jan 2013, 7:16 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by Walter B
That are indeed great news! :-)
2) Display space will be sufficient to see the three menu lines as an extra area.
3) I tend to let them stay.
But with extra and permanent menus I don't understand the discussion about the 6 top menu keys at all!?
If these menus are permanent then the user has 3 additional rows of 'extra' keys. Now if (besides user key assignments) you also allow a user menu assignment, then everyone could assign 18 of his preferred functions to these 18 menu entries. And after he has activated this 'user menu' once, there's no need to press any menu prefix key to get the desired function (except of course [f] or [g] for the shifted ones).
Actually this would mean the following:
Whatever functions you're currently assigning (and labelling) to the top F1..F6 keys in your "b" layout - this can simply be done by every user in his own preferred way (via a 'user menu'), and all those 18 assigments are reachable (and displayed!) directly as if they would be printed on these 6 function keys.
So I don't see any advantage at all in having any labels on those 6 menu keys (other than F1..F6), when everyone wants different functions and everyone can simply define his own 6 (in fact even 18) functions!
PS: Maybe a good place for switching on/off this 'user menu' would be [g][USER] (labelled MENU), because the [USER] key has still no [g]-shifted function.
And of course there could/should be a 'default' (predefined) user menu with (6-18) functions which most users want (e.g. all the functions you've currently put on your "b" layout), so that nobody is forced to define his own user menu).
Edited: 31 Jan 2013, 8:01 a.m.