Re: wishlist item: quicker kwy shortcuts

On 05/13/06 14:57:13, Steffen Klemer wrote:
On 2006.05.13 13:35, Kacper Wysocki wrote:
On 05/12/06 20:49:46, Peter Bloomfield wrote:
On 05/12/2006 10:37:49 AM Fri, Kacper Wysocki wrote:
Hi all,
long time no see - I've been using a webmail interface the past few months due to extended travelling -

I was just thinking: how about making dialog boxes like the

"The message to 'balsa-list <balsa-list gnome org>' is modified.
Save message to Draftbox?"
_Y_es _N_o _C_ancel

dialog one-key sensitive? Pressing ALT-{choice} doesn't make much sense to me when I might as well be pressing y,n or c.

OTOH, I suppose people have gotten used to the ALT-{choice} stuff, and it's gnome-standard (or is it?).

Hi Kacper:

Welcome back! That makes sense to me--the safe response is to save the message, so that should be the default response. There's another dialog, for when the message was auto-saved, which asks whether you want the auto-saved copy removed, and again there's a safe response, which in this case is not to remove it--again, seems like that should be the default response.

Well, I actually meant making all the options have one-key shortcuts, but I suppose if you feel that someone would have the popup for saving a message pop up and accidentally hit 'n'(o, delete my message) when he really wanted to keep the message, then that's reasonable. But 'Y'es, save the message, and 'C'ancel, return to the message are rather safe, no?

This is not very consistent with the rest of Gnome. How do you like <return> and <esc> for Yes and Cancel?

Dont know what you mean by consistent, but right now <return> and <esc> is No(don't save) and Cancel, respectively, although you can change the focus to another button with <tab> as per usual. I'm just questioning the need for a modifier for the key combos when the dialog has a sum total of three actions to choose from. Why <alt>-y when 'y' suffices? Indeed, there is no need to delete any exist key bindings - but why not add convenience, at little cost?

Anyways, no biggie.


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