• Subject: Re: GUI
  • From: email@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (James W Kilgore)
  • Date: Tue, 02 Mar 1999 21:06:04 -0800
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.

boothm@ibm.net wrote:
> I have problems with calling an application a gui interface and still needing 
>the F3 key.


Just speaking from the PC apps that I use, there is still function key
capability in just about all of them.  Whether one presses F3 or moves a
mouse to the upper corner and hits the X or uses the drop down under
File and selects Close, the objective is to get out of whatever you are

I have no problems with putting a GUI on an application, as I said for
navigation it's a real plus.  You mentioned help text, that's a plus

You said certain staff types find the application easier to work with. 
This I totally agree with you on.  These are the casual users.  Or
possibly a user that performs many different tasks.  But if I took away
a command line and function keys from the power users I'd be hung out to

James W. Kilgore
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