Re: Review of Keybindings [Re: Dia's user interface]

On Mon, 22 Apr 2002, Alan Horkan wrote:

On Mon, 22 Apr 2002, Ben A. Hetland wrote:

From: Ben A. Hetland <ben a hetland sintef no>

Lars Clausen <lrclause cs uiuc edu> wrote:
That would allow Ctrl+A to be used for Select All, and Ctrl+I for
Invert Selection.

Ctrl-F is already used for Bring to Front.

Which reminds me...  If it isn't already "fixed," then perhaps its
complementary should be called "Send to Back" not "Bring to Back"? Sound
a bit odd to me, that one... :-)

Damn!  Ctrl+A and Ctrl+I area already take too.

This is why the keybindings cannot be decided in isolation.

Ctrl-A should be Select All.  I'd like to make Front and Back be Ctrl-> and
Ctrl-<, but those are clumsy on US keyboards.

Ideally someone would try and figure out keybinding for almost all of the
application and would follow the Human Interface Guidelines as much as

Finally found the HIG (not easily found from  

Unfortunately this would change (break) the current scheme in
quite a lot of places, but better to make a decision sooner rather than

We shall probably need to break a number of long-standing settings soon.  I
don't know if this should be before or after the next release.  Probably
after, I think this release has waited long enough already.


Lars Clausen (| Hårdgrim of Numenor
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