Re: [Usability] Input Events to Action Mapping

On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 02:07:38AM +1200, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> On Apr 12, 2007, at 10:00 PM, Thorsten Wilms wrote:

> >

> While this would allow easier customization for users, it might make 
> Gnome a misery for ISVs. They would use some keyboard combo for some 
> special function in their application, in the knowledge that it wasn't 
> one of the standard Gnome keyboard combos -- and then they'd get 
> support calls and complaints from people who had set that same combo to 
> do something else system-wide, just because Gnome had made that easy to 
> do.

It's not meant to be GNOME-only (but would have quite an impact on any 
desktop environment).
ISVs should use it too, once it would be around. 

> If this was implemented, it would need to be possible for the 
> Preferences windows of programs supporting this system to have a 
> "Keyboard Shortcuts..." button, which opened *that application's* 
> section of the system-wide Keyboard preferences window. Otherwise it 
> would be unreasonably difficult to find out how to customize the 
> application you were using right now.

Good point, already on my list ;)

Thorsten Wilms

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