Ctrl+Y shortcut for redo

Nicolas Goutte nicolasg at snafu.de
Fri Sep 1 18:52:30 BST 2006

On Thursday 31 August 2006 23:14, Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> On Thursday 31 August 2006 22:28, Simon Hausmann wrote:
> > On Thursday 31. August 2006 22:12, Thomas Zander wrote:
> > [...]
> >
> > > Reading back, I guess the most obvious solution is missed; both mac and
> > > win know about ctrl-shift-z, you say? (which makes a really simple to
> > > press triangle here), so all KDE using people can just get used to that
> > > on those platforms, right?
> >
> > I'm less worried about KDE people using Windows than Windows or Mac
> > people switching to KDE and not even with the Windows shortcut theme
> > getting Ctrl+Y for redo.
> ctrl-Y is one of the worst shortcuts (right up with ctrl-h for search and
> replace) on Windows or Mac. It's not mnemonic. It's not related to undo by
> a long chalk. It's not widely advertised as the primary shortcut for redo.
> Before nicking a perfectly good application shortcut, we might first try to
> ascertain which proportion of Windows users use ctrl-shift-z and which
> proportion use ctrl-y.

Sure perhaps it is not easy to remember. But do not forget that the people 
having had to do the work had only Ctrl-A to Ctrl-Z to put all classical 
shortcuts. (Using Ctrl+Shift+letter is/was probably not possible on text 


Have a nice day!

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