Re: [HIG] [Fwd: f9 keybinding]

On Mon, 2002-09-30 at 05:05, Calum Benson wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-09-28 at 01:19, Seth Nickell wrote:
> > Calum, what do you think? We really should draw up a comprehensive plan
> > for the function keys too, they're just convenient and valuable to waste
> > randomly....
> Hmm... my initial thought is that I'm not sure it's a common enough
> function to write into the HIG, but maybe that's just because I hate
> sidebars :)  I suppose the fact that two of our key apps (Nautilus and
> Galeon) will want to use it might just about persuade me though.
> Just for the record though, I'm kind of from the old school that feels
> that function keys ought to be for the user to define, since they're so
> un-mnemonic that apps shouldn't be using them routinely :)  Plus of
> course, even these days, not all laptops have function keys, or have
> them mapped to some unpleasant multi-key combination.

User-defining of function keys seems like a cool/desirable thing. If we
want that, we should say it, and generally push for it. We'd need a
standard way of assigning them, etc. It'd also probably mean dropping
some existing things that function keys might be commonly used for
(isn't save on one, or something  ??).


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