25 Jul 2007 - 2:00pm
9 years ago
18 replies
Pawson, Mark

Hot Key standards

I have been asked to provide hot key standards for a desktop application
that is suffering from clashing mnemonics due to a desire to put a
hotkey on every piece of functionality, Menu bars, menu items and icons.
For example, depending on the context Ctrl P could do more than one
thing: Print or access a polygon icon, and did Print open the Menu item
or access the Print icon
The product manager wants to remove hotkeys. On first look it seems to
me they need simple rules based around the grid layout of their dialogs.

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