Re: Keyboard shortcuts for launching applications

Would it be possible to introduce some uniformity in the use of keyboard 
shortcuts by different applications, so that a user could be sure that the 
keystroke that caused a search in one application would also initiate a 
search in another? Lack of uniformity is one of the most annoying things 
about Linux. Not that I'm about to go back to windows.
 On 23 Oct 2002, 
Calum Benson wrote:

> On Wed, 2002-10-23 at 18:01, Gaute Lindkvist wrote:
> > What should this combination be? Should this even be done? Is the list of
> > default apps good? Should there be more or less of them?
> The problem really is that there are very few keyboard shortcuts that
> some application, now or in the future, would never want to use for
> itself... particularly terminal-based apps which between them use up
> just about every shortcut imaginable :)  So if you happen to have one of
> those applications focused when you feel the need to open your default
> browser/terminal/whatever, your shortcut would be consumed by the
> application instead.
> You'd almost certainly have to avoid Alt+anything, Ctrl+anything and
> Shift+Ctrl+anything.  Off the top of my head, I don't think anything
> GNOMEish currently uses Shift+Alt+anything, so that's a possibility, but
> I could be wrong...
> Cheeri,
> Calum.

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