[sugar] [PATCH] fix #4646 - replace/normalize some keyboard shortcuts
Tue Apr 29 12:43:56 EDT 2008
On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 12:31 PM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> On 29.04.2008, at 18:10, Eben Eliason wrote:
> > Ctrl-Q is likewise redundant with the ctrl-esc shortcut, which is a
> > mostly non-standard shortcut, but somehow makes sense in this context
> > anyway. (Hey, it beats alt-F4, right?...there's no logic there that I
> > can see) In other news, after looking it up, it turns out that
> > ctrl-esc used to be used to reveal the task manager in Windows,
> > allowing one to terminate running programs (semantically aligned with
> > our use here). Oddly, it has since been remapped to invoke the
> > Windows start menu, with opposite semantics. This despite the fact
> > that many PC keyboards even have a Windows key which does this anyway.
> > In any case, I support our interpretation of ctrl-esc and think it
> > serves the purposes without need for redundancy.
> I thought that all ctrl-modifiers should be handled by the activity?
> Wouldn't alt-esc be more appropriate, since the handler is in the shell?
Hmmm. The semantics I was aiming for are:
CTRL - "primary" shortcuts...standard/basic actions eg. "copy"
ALT - "alternate" shortucts...modifications of the corresponding
primary shortcuts, eg. "copy and erase" (cut)
SHIFT - "invert"...do the opposite of the primary or alternate
shortcut it is chorded with, eg. "cycle through open activities in
My goals for the semantics never specified that different keys should
have different contexts or scopes.
Of course, now that you point it out, I think that ctrl-esc might be
the only global non-ALT shortcut. So if others argue strongly against
using ctrl-esc, I'll leave it to a democratic decision.
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