[sugar] alt-tabbing to the Journal

Morgan Collett morgan.collett
Tue Oct 7 09:37:02 EDT 2008

On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 15:30, Erik Garrison <erik at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 08:55:09AM -0400, Walter Bender wrote:
>> 1. When?  Nobody's cited examples where it's more desirable to use
>> Alt-Tab than the dedicated key.
>> I use Sugar as much on a non-XO as I do on an XO and so I often don't
>> have a dedicated key to access the Journal. I would need to resort to
>> opening the Frame and then clicking on the Journal icon--too many
>> steps. Speaking personally, having come from the wonderful world of
>> Emacs, I tend to be more comfortable with key sequences than using
>> dedicated keys. Of course, in both cases, we are not talking about a
>> novice user. But my rule of thumb is that the Journal should be easier
>> to access, not harder. Removing it from the Alt-Tab sequence makes it
>> that much harder to find.
> Perhaps this has changed in more recent jhbuilds, but on the
> sugar-emulator downloadable from the Ubuntu Hardy repositories, pressing
> F4 gets me to the Journal.  F1-F3 are neighborhood through home view.  I
> think it's a little strange that the relative layout of the keys is
> different, but there does appear to be a dedicated key.

F4 is the Activity view:
- so it is consistent with F1-F3 and the group of four zoom keys on
the XO.

If you open another activity, it doesn't take you to Journal any more...

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