Re: Redefining shortcuts (was: Re: Nested groups as faux layering)

On Aug 17, 2008, at 12:45 PM, Michael Ross wrote:

On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 1:25 PM, Hans Breuer <hans breuer org> wrote:

The only thing I noticed not working is redefining to one of the already used (by windows) keys, e.g.

There you have it.

I don't really care for most of the choices that were made.  So much so that I won't use newer releases for any length of time.

This is not a slam on the choices at all, there is absolutely no reason to expect that people with different needs, using different languages would make the same choices.  If I was a left handed mouser my choices would extremely different.  Someone must have liked these choices a lot to code them. 

I have a heightened awareness of this, it is not a trivial matter which it may be to most people.  I work very hard to get the shortcuts the best way for me.  I test them and change them quite a bit - if I can.

How about a version of Dia where none of the shortcuts are pre-defined? Then I can do as needed for my own purposes.

If I understand Hans correctly, then the only keys that cannot be used are the ones that are used by the window manager. These, in turn, can be changed elsewhere.  There are no key bindings in Dia 0.96 that cannot be changed (0.97 will have Escape and Return somewhat hardcoded for the text edit -- good news is that the text mode will allow modifier-less shortcuts).

When it comes to grouping, be aware that the current grouping system can sever connections and do have a crash bug -- I believe there's a bug report on it. SVN has a totally different group system in progress, but I haven't gotten it into working shape.


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