[sugar] replace/normalize some keyboard shortcuts
Tue Apr 29 13:41:09 EDT 2008
On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 12:02 PM, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at bga.com> wrote:
> Eben wrote:
> > I'm certainly all for removing alt-n and alt-p. We don't need
> > redundant shortcuts here, and alt-tab and alt-shift-tab will work fine
> I disagree with alt-n and alt-p not considered useful. Either can
> be done using TWO fingers. Needing three fingers for backwards-tab
> navigation is quite awkward for me.
This is true. Though, I don't expect kids to have more than half a
dozen or so activities running at once. Cycling around wouldn't be
the end of the world. I think it's cleaner to retain the standard
> BTW, the existing XO implementation is a non-standard ctl-alt-tab,
> instead of alt-shift-tab.
I commented on that in this thread...the patch this came in response
to includes that change.
> [I don't actually care how you set the defaults -- I customize
> keyhandler.py on my XO for my own preferences anyway (and if that
> makes it more difficult for someone else to use my XO, I'd rather
> make things easier for me than avoid customization).]
> > In general, I would say that it's silly to use basic shortcuts for
> > actions that have a dedicated button on the XO (rotate, frame)
> Whenever I'm at home, I plug an USB keyboard into my XO. It is not
> silly for me to assign an unused F-key to 'frame' - again, that is
> something that makes using the XO easier for me.
What I meant to say was that using a perfectly valid "primary"
shortcut (such as ctrl-F or ctrl-R) seems like the wrong approach,
since activities may very well want to use those. Reassigning to
function keys seems like a perfectly valid solution for any hardware
by the XO, which already has special meanings assigned to most of
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