Fixing the Shortcut Mess

Andreas Pakulat apaku at
Wed May 9 09:22:27 BST 2007

On 09.05.07 07:29:08, Anders Lund wrote:
> On Tuesday 08 May 2007, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> > Having such a clear separation helps especially applications that need
> > many shortcuts, for example Quanta or KDevelop. But of course all other
> > apps benefit too.
> How? If we are not allowed to use some shortcuts in applications? We use for 
> example alt-<arrow>, why shouldn't that be allowed?

Because its already assigned to internal window-management, I guess it
could be set for the navigation along the tabs. So if Kate uses
Alt-<arrow> for that Kate is fine already, else you'd have to change for
example to Ctrl-<arrow>. 

The reasoning for using Alt-* for such things is pretty simple: Many of
the existing Shortcuts for internal window management already are
Alt-Shortcuts. And we can't easily change to have Ctrl+Letter for
Accelerator activation - AFAIK.


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