Re: drag and drop


I think a point that should be made more often is that people should explain what they want to do in general.  I see, often enough to matter, people ask how to do something.  They get the answer and then further discussion discloses that there is a much better way to do what they want or that what they ask for is not the correct thing to do in the first place.

If you only ask how to do something, you will get that answer if people know it.  That doesn't mean you will get effective help since people don't know what you are trying to do and you may be asking how to do something using an inefficient method or you are asking how to do something that is incorrect for what you want to do.


On 4/19/2022 1:44 PM, Jackie wrote:
I think sometimes, Brian, that blind folks read instructions, listen
to videos, etc, that are made by & for sighted folks (which is a good
thing) but then feel that those instructions are the only way to
accomplish something. I suspect this is likely even more true
w/non-native English speakers, for whom my admiration for the most
part knows no bounds, because they're already starting out w/2 strikes
against them--they can't see the instructions, & they find the
language hard to understand as well. So yes--while I certainly concur
that searching the archives is going to be helpful, knowing what he
wishes to do might help us guide him in an even more productive
direction he doesn't know to ask about. Sometimes the hardest thing is
genuinely not knowing what you don't know, if you get my drift--& then
how can you ask or search intelligently regarding it.

On 4/19/22, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
On Tue, Apr 19, 2022 at 02:25 PM, Gene wrote:

I don't know how else it is used but those are instances in which copy
paste wouldn't be used.
You're right, but I am encouraged that drag and drop as a whole is falling
out of favor compared in times past.  Another instance is in certain online
matching apps where you are doing the same thing that the sighted used to be
asked to do as children on a lot of quizzes:  drawing a line from an item in
column one that goes with some item in column two.  That is most often done
by dragging the item from column one and dropping it on column two, at which
time the connecting line appears.

This is just falling out of favor to a large extent.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

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