Re: [Usability] new tab shortcut is different in gnome-terminal and
- From: Joachim Noreiko <jnoreiko yahoo com>
- To: Alan Horkan <horkana maths tcd ie>
- Cc: GNOME Usability List <usability gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [Usability] new tab shortcut is different in gnome-terminal and
- Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2006 20:47:23 +0000 (GMT)
--- Alan Horkan <horkana maths tcd ie> wrote:
> On Sat, 4 Nov 2006, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> > On Nov 2, 2006, at 7:43 PM, Carlos Eduardo
> Rodrigues Diógenes wrote:
> > > I note that gnome-teminal uses ctrl + T, while
> epiphny uses ctrl + t to
> > > create a new tab. These shortcut keys wouldn't
> have to be equal?
> one more nasty little inconsistency
It might be worth mentioning the reason for this in
Terminal's user guide. I'll look into it.
> > Mac OS X avoids this problem by using Ctrl+letter
> for terminal editing
> > commands, and Command+something for normal
> commands. And GNUstep avoids
> > the problem by using Ctrl+letter for terminal
> editing commands, and
> > Alt+letter for normal commands.
> I suppose we could pretend the almost ubiquitous
> Super key (aka Windows
> key) was equivalent to the Apple Command key. Doing
> a straight remapping
> of Ctrl to Super wouldn't quite get us enough to the
> Mac like setup on the
> terminal. Anyone think we could make a few changes
> here and there so that
> such a configuration would be only a switch or two
OS X actually lets you reassign any modifier to any
See the Keyboard prefs, press the 'Modifier keys'
It's just a list of drop-downs, one for each key. Each
list shows all the modifier keys.
> Would be sweet if we had control over the hardware
> as well as the software
> (and by we I mean any major Gnome distributor).
We don't even control the software... if I understand
correctly, a lot of keyboard stuff comes to us from X
-- the funny options, the limitation to 4 layouts at
one time, etc etc. *sigh*
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