[Sugar-devel] Keyboard shortcuts
martin at martindengler.com
Fri May 1 13:53:08 EDT 2009
On Fri, May 01, 2009 at 11:21:45AM -0600, Jameson Quinn wrote:
> 2009/5/1 Martin Dengler <martin at martindengler.com>
> > On Fri, May 01, 2009 at 10:48:08AM -0600, Jameson Quinn wrote:
> > > <alt>[fjrsvp] = preferred method for above, discoverable through holding
> > alt
> > > and reading the "cheat sheet".
> > > F9-F12 = frame, journal, overlay, view source
> > > This order is changed from the XO, because of netbook keyboards missing
> > > dedicated F11/F12 keys. I'm agnostic about view source needing a
> > dedicated
> > > key.
> > I don't see the need for <alt>[fjrsvp]: we have frame, journal, and
> > view source available in one click via F9-F11 (IIUC your
> > some-netbooks-share-F11-and-F12 comment), and we have the existing,
> > ubiquitous fallbacks of <alt><shift>[...]. Why deprecate the existing
> > combinations in favor of combinations that are more likely to clash
> > with existing applications?
> Because the <alt> keys are more consistent and discoverable. That's also why
> I don't just say "emulator users" above; the new keys would be available to
> non-mac emulator users. Finally, note that if the <alt> keys never get to
> sugar in macOS emulation, then activities already should be avoiding them.
I don't see how the <alt> keys are more consistent - I'll have to
re-read the proposal and the definition of "consistency".
I don't see why they're more discoverable, either - and my point you
quoted was trying to point out why they didn't have to be: you have a
whole other set of keys that are *meant* to be the ones discovered and
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