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

On Mon, 22 Apr 2002, Adrien Beau wrote:
On Monday 22 April 2002 10:28, Lars Clausen wrote:

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.

One of the problems with key bindings is that if they use
something other than letters, they always are clumsy on at
least one kind of keyboard.

One of the things that work quite well for me (as a user),
once all Ctrl+Letter combinations have been exhausted is,
well, I don't know a good name for it so I'll call it
Ctrl+MultiLetter combinations.

I have used a few applications that implement this, notably
a text editor in Windows. IIRC, it had several search
shortcuts, all of which where in the form Ctrl+F, another
letter. E.g., Ctrl+F,F would "search again", Ctrl+F,N would
start a new search, Ctrl+F,B would "search backwards", etc.

While I'm used to the concept from Emacs, I don't think the GTK input model
really supports that well.


Lars Clausen (| Hårdgrim of Numenor
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