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Re: F8(1) vs multimedia production(0)



Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:

Also, moving the cursor to the bottom can only be done using the mouse,
whereas typing a couple of carriage returns and backing up can be done
with the keyboard, i.e. it's easier to top-post than not.

What interface won't move the cursor with the arrow keys, selecting as you go if you also hold down shift? Normally you can shift-arrow down as you read, stopping at anything you'd like to keep quoted, hit delete to remove the selected part above, go on past the context you want to keep and add your response, then continue down, selecting more to delete. It is all fairly natural and the technique works with anything following user interface standards from the last few decades. I think it goes at least back to IBM's CUA published in 1987.

The insane thing is that it still does this even when you quote
selectively, i.e. when it's even more likely that you want to add
something *after* the quoted material.

Why do you care where the editor thinks you want the cursor? Put it where _you_ want it. And delete junk as you go.

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  Les Mikesell
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