Re: [PATCH] Bind alt-d to location bar/dialog activation

On Mon, 2005-08-08 at 20:20 +0200, Christian Neumair wrote:
> Am Montag, den 08.08.2005, 13:29 +0100 schrieb Calum Benson:
> > On Fri, 2005-08-05 at 21:22 +0200, Christian Neumair wrote:
> > > Am Mittwoch, den 03.08.2005, 16:29 +0200 schrieb Christian Neumair:
> > > > According to bug 312353 [1], IE users expect alt+d to activate the
> > > > location entry widget.
> > 
> > Some might, but Ctrl-L also works in IE, so it's not like we're really
> > being inconsistent.
> > 
> > In general, using Alt for regular shortcuts isn't a good idea, because
> > it conflicts with shortcuts for menu items-- the HIG specifically
> > advises against it for this reason[1].  Are we sure that there are no
> > menus in any nautilus locale that use Alt-D to activate them?
> As I pointed our earlier, Alt-D is used in German locales for file menu
> activation ("_Datei"). However, the latter is still correctly activated
> in these locales due to keybinding signal registration internals.
> For those of you who are interested in details: The location bar
> keybinding registration is taking place in the NautilusWindow class
> initialization, i.e. before the object initialization, where the
> relevant menu action is registered and overrides the first registration.

However, the Alt-D binding of IE is due to that fact that when you hold
down alt in IE, "Address:" in the location bar turns into "A_ddress:".
Thus, it is a normal mnemonic in windows. Since it is so, might it not
be different in other locales in windows? So that users of non-english
windows versions are used to some other shortcut?

I think adding shortcuts like this seems a bit like a slippery slope.
They make sense in windows, but can be quite strange in Gnome.

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