Re: Mouse wheel and "horizontal actions"
On Domingo 13 Enero 2002 21:16, Bjoern Krombholz wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 13, 2002 at 04:28:49PM -0600, John Laur wrote:
> > Yes, that does seem backwards on the CD Player volume. In cases where a
> > control is responsible for setting a numeric value like that, wheel up
> > should indeed increase the value. Perhaps someone kde developer will
> > take note of this :)
> I don't agree. You normally sort increasing numbers from left to right or
> top-down (ascending). Same for plane steering, push down - go up; push up
> go down. :)
The generic issue is messier. I found that leaving the wheel on a horizontal
scroll bar would scroll. Down -> right, up -> left.
Made complete sense to me. Then again, I'm right handed, and the way I've been
taught to write naturally associates down with right.
I believe that an arab, or a left-handed, would think this up/left, down/right
pairing is completely backwards.
The generic issue is messier. =)
I don't claim to be a human-machine interface expert.