[Evolution] custom keybindings (was Re: Again: Newbie questions/comments)

On Thu, 2002-07-18 at 15:37, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:

anyways, I can't think of a single gui client that allows you to rebind
keys to different actions.

You must be joking, right?  Lesse, off the top of my head, these are a
few mail/news GUI clients that I'm familiar with which let you remap
keybindings (and pretty much all text-based clients allow it):

        * Netscape 4.x (although you have to edit X resources to do it)
        * KMail, Knode, and pretty much every other KDE app on the
        * Sylpheed
        * Eudora
        * ZMail

Granted, the e-mail clients from a certain Redmond monopolist do not
allow one to remap keybindings, but I see that as more of a detriment
than a feature.  And even M$ lets you remap keybindings in their other
Office apps (word, excel, etc...).

Not to mention this is complicated to do (if
you want to avoid conflicting keybindings that is, if you want to let
the user screw himself, well then that'd be easy)

Complicated?  It's been done plenty of times in other apps.  Simply
don't allow the user to create a keybinding that trounces on another
keybinding.  That's not so complicated.

Brett Johnson <brett_johnson hp com>
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