Re: [Usability] Re: Patch added for closing all spatial windows via menu and shortcut key

On Thu, 2004-05-27 at 11:24, Liam R. E. Quin wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-05-27 at 10:48 -0400, Jason Tackaberry wrote:
> > I think ctrl-q makes sense with the above behaviour only if it's really
> > true that users typically consider spatial windows and browser windows
> > as distinctly separate groups (or "applications," if you will). 
> I sometimes type control-q by mistake, e.g.meaning to type it into
> a gnome-terminal, where of course it's used to resume after control-S
> (XON/XOFF) or to quit a terminal application...
> ...probably so do other people.  it's next to control-w (delete word)
> too, and control-a for select all.  In mozilla, ^w sometimes deletes
> a word and sometimes closes the current window, throwing away any
> text you've entered in a form, it's very fragile, and the long-term
> answer ought to be to distinguish between control-keys used for
> editing and application-specific things, and "meta" keys used for
> controlling windows and the desktop, so that control keys would
> never quit a program by mistake, for example.  But that would
> be a major change.
> So on ^q nautilus needs to prompt for confirmation, and the prompt
> needs to be clear about what will be going away, e.g.
>    quitting nautilus will close all folder windows

Then we bloody well better make it so you can turn it off.  On of the
most annoying issues for power users is all the ^&^%^$&^ do you really
want to do this dialogs.  

George Farris <george gmsys com>

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