F11 - fullscreen shortcut

Jos Poortvliet jospoortvliet at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 13:08:56 BST 2009

On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 1:43 PM, John Tapsell <johnflux at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>  After much discussion on kde-usability, I've added F11 as an
> alternative shortcut for full screen.
> Rationale:
> * Konqueror and Mozilla already use F11 as full screen, so linux users are used
> * Most Windows apps use it (almost all those that support full screen
> use F11, with a full exceptions like Windows Media Player and
> Pinball), so users coming from Windows are used to this.
> * Most Gnome apps appear to also use F11 (Rhythmbox, Songbird,
> Gnome-Terminal, etc)
> * KWin is adding F11 as a full screen shortcut for all apps anyway, so
> this keeps things consistent whether you are running kwin or not.
I don't believe the above is true. It would imho be a good thing for
eg netbook users, but currently they have to configure this
themselves. And I suspect 90% of the users will never even find that
option, even if they would look for it.

> Please check whether your apps currently assign F11 to another task.
> John Tapsell

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