Fwd: [Usability] Input Events to Action Mapping

Francesco Fumanti francesco.fumanti at gmx.net
Thu Apr 12 11:33:30 BST 2007


I saw the following email on GNOME's Usability list and that that it 
might be good to forward it to this list.

Have a nice day.


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>A proposal to move the mapping of input events to actions form an
>application to a system-wide level:
>All feedback welcome, including on style, terminology and grammar :)
>Important questions are: do you want it?
>How can it be made to happen?
>GNOME Terminal's shortcuts, adding shift to the common mappings
>to maintain console mappings like Ctrl-C for termination has been
>mentioned as a problem here a few times.
>An advanced implementation of my proposal would include the ability
>the change console shortcuts like Ctrl-C to something else.
>Besides possible improvemnts on my design document, next on my
>list is a mapping configuration dialog, where I currently see
>some scary complexity. All input and help welcome.
>Thorsten Wilms
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