[josm-dev] Thoughts for further step to modeless operation in JOSM
gerv at gerv.net
Wed Aug 20 16:48:26 BST 2008
Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> I'm happy with modes. Actually I don't see any benefit of a modeless
Usability research consistently shows that modes are a barrier to fluid
interaction. You may have got used to it, and be able to use both
equally well - great :-) But that doesn't make them equally learnable
and usable for everyone.
> Most vector-drawing (like illustrator, freehand, and also
> bitmap like photoshop) programms I know are using modes as well, and
> this for the simple reason that you don't add nodes when you don't
> want to.
This is one reason node addition uses Alt-click.
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