Accessible Power. Yet Unobtrusive.

This is the problem we are dealing with with Hyperwords: How can the interaction be accessible (there when you want it) without being obtrusive (not there when you don’t want it?

The simplest way to use Hyperwords is to have the menu come up when you select any text, and this is the default behavior.

However, some users select text without wanting the menu to come up, so they find it obtrusive.

We have an ‘Invisible Mode’ which is very cool. But people forget that the menu is there.

This is the most crucial issue we are dealing with now. One idea is to have a little ‘thing’ come up when you select text and then you click on that or hit ‘enter’. I have written on this before, but this time we are tying to make it real. More later.

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