Re: [HIG] Ctrl Shift or Shift Ctrl ?

On 25 Sep 2002, Calum Benson wrote:

> Date: 25 Sep 2002 15:26:44 +0100
> From: Calum Benson <calum benson sun com>
> To: Alan Horkan <horkana tcd ie>
> Cc: hig gnome org
> Subject: Re: [HIG] Ctrl Shift or Shift Ctrl ?
> On Tue, 2002-09-24 at 16:23, Alan Horkan wrote:
> >
> > Has this been discussed and considered previously?
> > Is there any definative answer?
> I don't think we've had any explicit discussion about it before.  I'm
> probably responsible for most of the occurrences of "Shift+Ctrl" in the
> HIG, though, so here's my explanation...
> Shift is generally used to extend or reverse the effect of another
> shortcut.  Therefore it seems more logical to me to write those two
> related shortcuts as <shortcut> and Shift+<shortcut>.  Simple as that :)

Looking at this further
if you manually add new shortcuts they get displayed as Shift Ctrl
and it seems that the order they are written in the code gets ignored.
I think the order in the source code also gets ignored
and so even though i may have used <ctrl><shift> it will still be
displayed as Shift+Ctrl so it is a moot point.

So i guess it is just a case of making sure that the documentation makes
it clear that the order does not matter although i would like to beleive
most users will discover this by trial and error if the ordering confuses
them.  Maybe I will add some general non specific help to the program


Alan Horkan

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