5 hours ago, Misagh said:
In a Window Manager environment, a single keypress can bring up your entire video production setup, load all the appropriate modules/settings and even interface and modify all your hardware to your exact needs. None of this is exaggeration btw.
See this is where we have to look at the larger picture for the user. Anything that can be launched with a keypress can also be launched with a shortcut or a mouse gesture. You just have to set up the script for what you want ahead of time, that's true in both cases. So in my eyes, if they're on equal footing, you have to look at how often you need that key, how easy is it to hit, how close is it to others that you use, etc. Plus you mention launching a video setup, well that's just your foot in the door. Once it's LAUNCHED, then I probably need to be navigating it via mouse for maximum speed. So my hand is heading back to the mouse, unless this is a one-handed hotkey launch. I mentioned in the video I saw potential with custom keypads with ergonomic though behind them.
Really, I'd say that's not incompatible with anything I was saying in the video. It's once you start needing TWO hands on the keyboard to make the most of hotkeys that I think average users (or anyone who needs the mouse for maximum efficiency / convenience for software they regularly use) start losing a lot in terms of overall efficiency.
57 minutes ago, JWGinge said:
So I started looking for the pie / radial menu Ross was describing in the vid and the closest I've come is Radial Menu by Jacob Iedema, anyone found anything better - that opens up on the mouse pointer?
Someone linked me to this, I haven't had a chance to test it, could be super powerful if it's using AHK: