[PATCH] Disable Klipper Actions by Default

Germain Garand germain at ebooksfrance.com
Mon Aug 19 14:46:35 BST 2002

Le Lundi 19 Août 2002 12:38, Michael Matz a écrit :
> Hi,
> On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, Matthias Welwarsky wrote:
> > > The red icon would come back to normal after a reasonable delay (say 10
> > > seconds).
> >
> > Well, this is very likely to confuse people even more. They won't be able
> > to relate the "red thingy there" with having selected something in a
> > window, and so they will be extremely confused if they click at it
> > sometime later and konqueror pops up. Especially if the "red thingy"
> > appears 10 seconds after they selected something - that'd be far to long.
> Read what he wrote!  He wanted to have the red thing only _last_ 10
> seconds, not come after that time.
> > I'd vote for disabling klipper actions, too, people are used to
> > "select/Ctrl+C/focus on browser/Ctrl+V", so just make that work as
> > they expect it.
> People or you?  I'm meanwhile used to klipper actions.

The problem is not with klipper actions themselves, it's a great system - no 
But their automatic triggering does ennoy most new users.
That's fine if you managed to get used to them, but unfortunately, new users 
will simply not reach this step : they'll just click the "disable actions" 
check item when it pops up unexpectedly for the third time, and then forget 

Solution : turn them off by default, but add a nice "tip of the day" 
describing the fantastic CTR+ALT+R shortcut (which triggers a single action 
on the currently selected text and is IMO the #2 best shortcut after ALT+F2 

It is much more likely that new users will come to discover the automatic 
feature if they can trigger it themselves (thus taking the time to actually 
understand it)...


> Ciao,
> Michael.

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