On 2006-03-31, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> __/ [ Blinky the Shark ] on Thursday 30 March 2006 23:13 \__
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> The command line scares me due to usability matters. I find it hard to be-
>>> lieve that effective interaction can be achieved without pointing devices
>>> and 'modifiability'. To me, CLI-based readers remain off bounds. The only
>> You're assuming a connection that's just not there, Roy. There's nothing
>> about CLI-based readers that makes them not modifiable. I doubt that you
>> could find any readers more modifiable than slrn and Gnus and probably tin.
>> You can make extremely modifiable text-based clients; if one isn't, then
>> that's simply a design choice, not a limitation of CLI.
> What crops to mind are:
> * Grip on 'motion granularity', e.g. mouse scrolling, which PageUp and PageDn
> cannot achieve quite so well.
<chuckle> you need to expand your horizons, grasshopper:
.-----[ from slrn 'help' ]
| Moving in the article pager:
| ESC DOWN Scroll article down one line.
| ESC UP Scroll article up one line.
| SPACE Scroll article down one page (or select next, if at end).
| DELETE, b Scroll article up one page.
| > Move to end of the article.
| < Move to beginning of the article.
| LEFT Pan article to the left.
| RIGHT Pan article to the right.
| / Search forward in the article.
| TAB Skip beyond quoted text.
| g Skip to next digest.
(there is of course much, much, more; and all key-bindings are customisable).
> * Highlighting of text that exceeds a screen-full.
To do what?
> * Breakdown into multiple windows, possibly assigning each to a separate
> virtual desktop
Knode is I think unique among news-readers in being a three-paner whose
panes can be given their own 'windows' - but the only reason I could think
of to do that, was to overcome the inherent waste of space involved in
being a three-paner; and other three-paners can 'hide' panes selectively
anyway. (slrn and Gnus and tin are 'two-paners' - and can be one-paners
at the press of a key - at least, I know that slrn can be).
> * Among more...
> You will find it rather hard to convince me otherwise.
> With kind regards,
You have to convince yourself; no-one can do it for you ;))