Ubuntu shortcut spec? (Was: Urgent call for testing: Firefox 2.0RC3)

James "Doc" Livingston doclivingston at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 08:26:11 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-10-24 at 18:09 +0900, Arwyn Hainsworth wrote:
> This sound simple, but due to the vast number of conflicting shortcuts
> people are used to, this will be a very heated subject. The end result
> however, will be worth it I believe.
That isn't the only issue that will have to be dealt with, some more

1) People getting confused because the shortcuts are different from
upstream's ones

2) The fact that there are a limited number of possible shortcuts.
You'll have to assign several "common shortcuts" to the one keystoke,
and then deal with the ensuing fun when an app has them both.

3) Having to repeat this process for every language.

I'm not saying it isn't a worthy goal, but it would be a *huge* amount
of work. It's enough trouble figuring out what the shortcuts should be
for one application.


James "Doc" Livingston
>> After all, everybody's got a water buffalo. -- Ben Coleman
> in their machine room. -- Nix
with the candlestick. -- Christian Bauernfeind 

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