[Bugs] #1518 UNSP: Skip Journal when switching activities with alt-tab

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#1518: Skip Journal when switching activities with alt-tab
    Reporter:  mtd                        |          Owner:  tomeu                      
        Type:  enhancement                |         Status:  new                        
    Priority:  Unspecified by Maintainer  |      Milestone:  Unspecified by Release Team
   Component:  sugar                      |        Version:  Unspecified                
    Severity:  Trivial                    |       Keywords:                             
Distribution:  Unspecified                |   Status_field:  Unconfirmed                

Comment(by mtd):

 Replying to [comment:2 walter]:
 > Not convinced this is a good idea, especially on non-OLPC XO hardware,
 where there is no dedicated Journal key. We are trying to make it easier
 rather than harder to get to the Journal.

 I don't object to making the Journal easy/easier to get to, but that's
 hardly the opposite of making Alt-Tab behave sanely.  We don't Alt-Tab to
 the Neighborhood view or any other zoom level.  Eben's argument has always
 been that the Journal is more like an activity than a Zoom level, and I
 can argue in the alternative about that:

 a) the journal is a way of zooming in to the laptop, so treat it like a
 zoom level and not like an activity, so don't Alt-Tab to it along with the
 activities; or

 b) the
 describes the journal's purpose as "The Journal's primary function as a
 time- based view of a child's activities ...", so we should treat it
 differently to an activity for Alt-Tab purposes; or

 c) "the journal should have its own key on non-XO-hardware" is a different
 bug than "the journal should not be in the alt-tab list", so we should
 treat the journal differently to an activity for Alt-Tab purposes for the
 original reasons in this bug report.

 I don't care about this as much as this reply seems, but there is plenty
 of support for this proposal on
 [[http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/6251|dlo#6251]]: garycmartin, hoboprimate,
 mikus, auser .  So let's just either close this as WONTFIX and recognise
 we're not going to change this, or apply the patch and see who complains,
 or approve the design conditional on ensuring a non-XO-compatible Journal
 shortcut exists (e.g., mikus' suggestions).

 Isn't there a

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