Urgent call for testing: Firefox 2.0RC3

Mark Howard mh at tildemh.com
Tue Oct 24 09:07:08 BST 2006

On 10/23/06, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Control+W is a traditional shortcut for deleting a word in terminal
> interfaces.  I have to change this in several programs in Ubuntu in order to
> avoid closing tabs and windows inadvertently.  However, I accept that this
> is probably a more reasonable default for most desktop users.

In Gnome, Control+W is the standard shortcut for closing the current
document (see http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/hig/2.0/input-keyboard.html#standard-shortcuts).
Have your efforts been focused around all applications in Ubuntu, or
just as you say several programs? Having an inconsistent desktop is
far worse than having a default behaviour which some users are not use
to, IMHO.
For completeness, control-delete and control-backspace are used for
deleting words (works almost everywhere) and control-cursor keys is
used for navigating one word at a time.

Mark Howard

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