Action icons in menus

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at
Tue Dec 14 22:31:48 GMT 2010

On Tuesday 14 December 2010, David Jarvie wrote:
> On Tue, December 14, 2010 2:52 pm, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> > On Tuesday 14 December 2010, David Jarvie wrote:
> >> On Monday 13 December 2010 20:32:30 Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> >> > 5. There is no space to show the shortcut (i.e. Ctrl+C for Copy)
> >> 
> >> IMO, this is a very important drawback. There would then be no
> >> easy way for users who didn't know the keyboard shortcut for
> >> these actions to discover it.
> > 
> > Is this really a serious problem? Looking up a shortcut is really
> > easy via Settings->Configure Shortcuts and it's not as if all of
> > our shortcuts where "documented" in some menu anyway.
> I doubt if many inexperienced users will know about
> Settings->Configure Shortcuts. Personally, I rely on menus to
> provide me with the information when I want to learn a new shortcut
> - I wouldn't normally go to the bother of looking in Settings unless
> I felt very motivated. So yes, I think this is a significant
> problem, since it raises the barrier to inexperienced users learning
> shortcuts.

Well, then I guess the solution would be a standard entry in the Help 
menu which lists all shortcuts the application knows of in a nice way. 


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