Global Shortcuts

Anders Lund anders at
Mon Mar 17 13:37:55 GMT 2008

On Monday 17 March 2008, Andreas Hartmetz wrote:
> > 1. I don't care for applications registering global shortcuts without
> > telling me and without giving me the oppurtunity to disable them. I start
> > a application i don't know, accidently press some button combination and
> > something happens. Don't like it.
> >    No global shortcuts without my consent. Basta. A application is
> > allowed to advertise actions it thinks are appropriate for global
> > shortcuts, and give default values, but after starting the application
> > the first time they arent active. It's opt-in.
> I am somewhat split on this. I can see the reasons for that but I think the
> reason against it is stronger: You want users to start using an app right
> away and if a user walks from one machine to the next it would be nice to
> have mostly (barring clashes which should be rare) the same shortcuts on
> both.

I'm with Michael here, I find the sudden missing functinoality in one 
application due to stolen shortcuts *very* disturbing, and an automated way 
to turn them off would be nice indeed.


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