Jos Poortvliet jospoortvliet at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 13:13:27 BST 2009

On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 1:59 PM, Andreas Pakulat <apaku at gmx.de> wrote:
> On 04.06.09 13:52:42, Jos Poortvliet wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 1:43 PM, Luciano Montanaro <mikelima at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hasn't this thread blown way out of proportion??
>> >
>> > I mean, except for Kaffeine/KdeTv, I'm not reaching for the
>> > full-screen key all that often anyway...
>> > Am I an exception? Is this action really so important it needs two shortcuts?
>> Think netbooks and the like. It is very useful on smaller screens. As
>> I wrote in the thread, I have set it in KWin to make any window
>> full-screen and people who see me use it often ask me how I did it.
>> Aparently most ppl didn't know it was possible at all, if they
>> would've known they would be using it.
> But thats totally different from the change that John did. That new
> shortcut doesn't help  any app, except those that already use the
> KStandard::fullscreen action (and I'm not sure how much actually do use
> that). Apart from the problem of breaking apps so late in the release
> cycle and this is technically not even a bugfix.

I wasn't saying this was the right solution, I just answered to your
question about why full-screen would be usefull for anything...

Either way, the discussion on kde-usability didn't really go very
well. I think F11 would do great as global fullscreen shortcut but I'm
no usability specialist, and no usability expert weighted in on the
thread. Let's see what kde-core-devel does ;-)

> Andreas
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