Re: [Evolution-hackers] Shortcut issues in the Calendar menus...

On Mon, 2004-03-29 at 13:32, Hari Prasad Nadig wrote:

>    The issue is wether or not to use Ctrl + Alt for the Menu shortcuts.
>    (We've had Ctrl + Alt + T for Goto Today and Ctrl + Alt + G for Goto
>    Date as of now).

The HIG has some guidelines on choosing shortcut keys:

Basically, Ctrl-[letter] should normally be the first choice, provided
it's neither taken nor recommended by the HIG for something else that
your application should be using it for.  (And then Shift-Ctrl-letter
for anything that extends or reverses the Ctrl-letter operation).

If you end up with two unrelated operations that would logically use the
same Ctrl-letter combination, and no other reasonable shortcuts are
available, then Ctrl-Alt-letter is probably fine for the less common
one.  (Bearing in mind that uncommon operations shouldn't really need a
shortcut at all.)


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson sun com            Java Desktop System Group                      +353 1 819 9771

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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