Re: On Ctrl+tab
- From: Jud Craft <craftjml gmail com>
- To: Reinout van Schouwen <reinouts gnome org>
- Cc: usability gnome org, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: On Ctrl+tab
- Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 13:17:48 -0500
On 1/15/10 10:51 AM, Reinout van Schouwen wrote:
> Most Mac and Win installations _don't_ include a copy of it and still it
> tries to fit into the environment it's running on.
Yes...and it uses Ctrl-Tab. Remember this whole thread is about Ctrl-Tab.
>> If GNOME used Ctrl-Shift-X for Copy, we'd all blame GNOME for being
>> pointlessly arbitrary.
> It doesn't, so I don't get the point your making here.
It is an analogy to GNOME using Ctrl+Alt (or was it shift?) +
PageUp/Down, where the other two platforms use Ctrl+Tab.
It wasn't that hard to grasp.
> With regard to keyboard navigation conventions, there is an endless list
> of conflicts between different platforms. There is no way to please
And yet how easy it is to give up and please only a few!
A platform with an HIG is supposed to give third-party application
developers a consistent environment that makes it easier for them.
GNOME's in particular also creates ignored bug reports and inconsistent
All third-party (separate from GNOME project) GTK apps I can think of
disboey this convention of Ctrl-Alt-PageUp/Down.
If GNOME's conventions aren't meeting their need, don't blame the apps.
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