GUIs (was Re: A comment on Slashdot)

Christopher Moore w1gm at
Tue Apr 25 11:03:20 EDT 2000

Nice job on exposing the accessability issues.  Midnight Commander (MC) is
a file manager.  The released version appears to use highlighting rather
than following the cursor. A simpler file manager is pilot.  If you run:
pilot -gjv
You get a single column display with cursor following the filenames.  
Even as you illustrated, when probrams don't behave nicely out of the box,
Linux has plenty of weapons to handle the output.  In addition, in the GPL
world, you can get your hands on the source code and either make mods
yourself or get advice from the original developer.

73, Chris w1gm at
SDF Public Access UNIX System -

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