Re: [HIG] [Fwd: f9 keybinding]

On Tue, 2002-10-01 at 22:24, Seth Nickell wrote:

> I wonder if this is an all or nothing thing. Its simple enough to say to
> the user "you can make any function key do whatever you want".... I
> think its a lot more complex for the user (as well as less useful) to
> have to know which function keys are bound by which applications, which
> they can remap, that sort of thing. Following up on that, if we're not
> going to have all the function keys (or some logical subset of them, say
> the first six or the ones greater than F8 or something) be user
> definable, I think they might as well be all up for grabs by apps.

You're possibly right, especially as I forgot about F6 being used to
cycle between splitter panes as well :)

It was also pointed out to me that CUA has a table (Fig. 172) a little more than half way down this page:

The scheme (not well achieved there) is that a function key alone does
something in the window, with Alt it does something to the window, with
Shift a subset of the window.  That's another model we could consider...


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
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