Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hidden Interfaces

I fly around my world with lots of keyboard shortcuts.  The hot-corner UI stuff in Windows 8 doesn't really bother me, except for that part where it's hard to hit in a windowed virtual machine... but they provided some new shortcuts like Win+C to get there, or I can run it full screen.

But there's something interesting about this: my parents have a much worse time using Windows 8.x than I do, and the gap is greater than it was in the XP/7 days.  And it occurs to me that I use a lot of 'secret' interfaces that are invisible to them.