Urgent call for testing: Firefox 2.0RC3

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Tue Oct 24 09:46:58 BST 2006

On Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 09:07:08AM +0100, Mark Howard wrote:
> 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).

...and in Ubuntu.

> 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.

We haven't attempted to standardize keyboard shortcuts across every
application in Ubuntu.

 - mdz

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