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

Toby Smithe toby.smithe at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 20:02:54 GMT 2006

What could be done is to have the X server send out a key-press event on
receipt of a short-cut. However, programs would still need to recognise
these. I think it could reduce some of the work though. The keymaps
could define what keys give which shortcuts. However, it seems that this
is something for the X.org devs to do, not us... 

On Thu, 2006-11-02 at 19:26 +1100, James "Doc" Livingston wrote:
> 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
> are:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> James "Doc" Livingston
> -- 
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