Re: [HIG] [Fwd: f9 keybinding]

On Wed, 2002-10-02 at 04:58, Calum Benson wrote:
> 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...

Doesn't seem bad as a guideline for ourselves. I sort of doubt any users
would pick up on the distinction.


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