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Re-enable the Refresh button in Safari 5
Authored by: CaptDeuce on Jun 09, '10 11:40:20PM
How difficult is it to press cmd+R? Try doing so while holding a sloppy sandwich in your left hand (I hate getting mayonnaise on my keyboard). Or when surfing the Web California style: sitting way back in your chair such that the keyboard is out of reach but your rodent of choice is not.

Back in my day [waving cane]—when Mac v. DOS wars were still raging—there were many claims that keyboard use is faster than mouse use. I now refer you to Bruce Tognazzini:

We’ve done a cool $50 million of R & D on the Apple Human Interface. We discovered, among other things, two pertinent facts:
  • Test subjects consistently report that keyboarding is faster than mousing.
  • The stopwatch consistently proves mousing is faster than keyboarding.
This contradiction between user-experience and reality apparently forms the basis for many user/developers’ belief that the keyboard is faster.
(see http://www.asktog.com/TOI/toi06KeyboardVMouse1.html)

Considering that Web browsing usually involves a lot of clicking, it's often much easier to use the mouse. And considering that a lot of people still use their mouse to click on OK buttons, it can indeed be deemed very difficult. :-j

PS: Using the Mac OS X Hints comment editor for HTML formatting suffers from the same keyboard chauvinism.

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