Dave J. said...
> What have they done now?
> The writers of Opera truly are trying to follow in the footsteps of $Soft,
> aren't they? Their latest is to kill the easy to reach back and forward
> keys, leaving you with backspace for back (way over the keyboard, nowhere
> near idle hands position) and SHIFT backspace for forward. These used to
> be Z and X respectively, reachable with heel of hand on table and a finger
> for each key.
Though most keyboards in the world are QWERTY-Keyboards, there are still
lots of keyboard-layouts out there, for which "Z and X" simply won't
work properly, such as QWERTZ, AZERTY QZERTY, Turkish-F or even Dvorak
(which has a steady and large group of fans in the world).
It's not as all those leayout were so "unimportant", as they cover quite
a "few" countries:
Germany, Austria, Romania, Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Swiss,
Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, French, Belgian, Turkish-F, Italian
Even though Liechtenstein and Luxembourg surely won't make a big part of
the overall amount, that's still a few hundred million users with
keyboards, on which "Z and X" are are a pain in the arse for navigation.
"Gewisse Schriftsteller sagen von ihren Werken immer: 'Mein Buch, mein
Kommentar, meine Geschichte'. [..] Es wäre besser, wenn sie sagten:
'unser Buch, unser Kommentar, unsere Geschichte'; wenn man bedenkt, dass
das Gute darin mehr von anderen ist als von ihnen." [Blaise Pascal]