[sugar] alt-tabbing to the Journal

Erik Garrison erik
Tue Oct 7 09:54:07 EDT 2008

On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 03:37:02PM +0200, Morgan Collett wrote:
> 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:
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Human_Interface_Guidelines/The_Laptop_Experience/Zoom_Metaphor#Activity
> - 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...

*doh* !

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