KAction port: do we need to support multiple shortcuts per action?

Nicolas Goutte nicolasg at snafu.de
Tue Nov 29 15:58:00 GMT 2005

On Tuesday 29 November 2005 16:52, Thomas Zander wrote:
> On Tuesday 29 November 2005 16:05, Hamish Rodda wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > My port of KAction to use QAction is progressing well (it even looks
> > like QAction could completely replace KAction).  However, it seems that
> > having multiple shortcuts per action will not sustainable in the new
> > model (from discussions held with Simon Hausmann).
> >
> > Trolltech considered supporting multiple shortcuts when they were
> > writing Qt4, but decided against it, due to the complexity it would
> > cause and because it was thought to be bad usability wise.
> >
> > In KDE, multiple shortcuts are the default for cut/copy/paste, as well
> > as occasionally in other places (but are certainly not the norm).
> Could you explain more clearly what 'multiple shortcuts' is?
> I can imagine 2 things;

> * Having more then one complete shortcut per action.

Like copy where you can have either "Ctrl-Ins" or "Ctrl-C".

There is also at least cut, paste and undo if I remember well.

That is what QAction of Qt4 does not support, as far as I understand.

> * Having to press multiple keysequences per shortcut. (emacs style)

As far as I have understood, KDE does not support this. (This is a wish in KDE 
Bugs, if I remember well.)

> Is it either of these Or something else that Qt4 does not support
> anymore ?
> Thanks.

Have a nice day!

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