Re: Tab completion in gmc

Marcus Brubaker wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Jan 1999, James M. Cape wrote:
> > Marcus Brubaker wrote:
> > >
> > > Just a thought, but could we make a "double tab" do completion?  This
> > > might be harder than it's worth, but I think it would be ideal.
> >
> > Tab completion should work in gnome as it does in nearly every other
> > directory-oriented typein (i.e. bash, csh?, etc.), which means tab-once
> > to complete, tab twice to show further options (perhaps in a modal
> > dialog).
> Unfortunately, bash and csh are console apps.  We are dealing with a GUI
> here and things are going to change, that's just the way it'll have to be.
> I would love to be able to keep the tab key for completion on GNOME, but
> unfortunately, in the name of keeping with general GUI standards, tab is
> already claimed for manuevering around widgets.  I think the best thing we
> can do is make it as close to the console default as possible.  Perhaps we
> could define a standard metakey key combo to add to common console
> shortcuts in GNOME?
> Regards,
> Marcus Brubaker

Well, since SHIFT+TAB is already taken for backwards widget switching,
and most WM's have ALT+TAB as the default for switching windows, this
leaves CTRL+TAB as a comfortable default (But allowing the user to
change this is always a good idea).

    Jim Cape

    "All animals are equal, some animals
     are more equal than others."
         -- George Orwell, Animal Farm

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