March 27th, 2006

Eye of the Dragon

Interface Reflexes

I've found, of late, that part of my brain keeps wanting to take Useful Functions from one interface and apply them to another.

If I'm reading a web site or a LiveJournal entry with a spelling error, I'll look for the Edit tab, as if it were a Wiki. I keep hitting "Ctrl-S" to try to save changes when I'm editing an object in Second Life (which does, near as I can tell, bupkis).

Second Life, conversely, has left me alt-clicking on images and video to try to change the camera angle.

Not just on the Web, either. Every so often, I try to do it with my TV remote.