Re: GTK+-2.0.0 release notes
- From: Osku Salerma <osku iki fi>
- To: gtk-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GTK+-2.0.0 release notes
- Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2002 11:02:33 +0200 (EET)
Owen Taylor writes:
> * The default configuration of GTK+ has been stream-lined to reduce
> confusion on the part of new users or users coming from other
> environments. Users used to older versions of GTK+ may want to make
> some adjustments to the default configuration.
> - Emacs keybindings such as Control-A and Control-E to move to
> the ends of lines are not enabled by default in the editing
> widgets. To turn on Emacs keybindings, add the line:
> gtk-key-theme-name = "Emacs"
> To your ~/.gtkrc.
This has to be one of the most braindead moves in the history of the
world. Now we're disabling emacs keybindings from 99% of the linux
desktops of the world because windows users aren't used to it? I don't
understand the argument, what do they care if ctrl+a and ctrl+e do,
they can use home/end and never know there are other, more
ergonomical/faster ways available too.
Even qt in its windows version has ctrl+a and ctrl+e, for christ's
sake. Considering the professionalism of qt's windows-version I think
they would have removed those if users had complained too loudly about
them, but apparently no one has.
I don't want to live in a world where qt in windows has emacs
keybindings and gtk in linux doesn't. Please revert this change.
Osku Salerma - osku iki fi - http://www.iki.fi/osku/
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