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

Adrien Beau wrote:

On Monday 22 April 2002 12:36, Lars Clausen wrote:

AZERTY is evil.  They require shift to do numbers.  I hated
them the entire time I was in Rennes.

Actually, putting ~#{}[]|`\^ and @ as "third class" symbols
reachable only with the AltGr key is far worse in my opinion.

The Norwegian keyboard also has this "third class" mania... Some
priorities are very strange, for example the so important @ as AltGr-2,
while the ¤ (generic currency?) being at Shift-4. I never use the
latter, anyone know what it's used for? :-)

Commenting on the GTK behavior instead, though, I never was impressed
with this "auto-reassignment" feature... Inexperienced users might
easily just press that key-combo as they have opened the menu and they
see this shortcut for that selection "way down there on the list".
Instead of getting that selection, they have re-assigned the keybinding
of perhaps the topmost entry... Ugh!

By the way, I admit I find myself doing this sometimes as well, even
though I ought to know it isn't supposed to behave that way... I think
it's just an intuitive thing to do. (Same as being able to use the Del

So while it's nice to be able to "re-bind" the keys, I think the user
should really tell when this is supposed to happen. Just my thoughts...


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