[Psi-devel] Re: [patch] Smart Reply and Forward 0.5
mrchapp at gmail.com
Wed May 18 15:50:10 PDT 2005
On 5/18/05, Maciek Niedzielski <maciekniedzielski at wp.pl> wrote:
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> Trejkaz wrote:
> >>>There already are hotkeys like Ctrl+H which are not "translated" and
> >>>nobody objected before.
> >>At least on Linux, they should NOT be translated, since even when I'm
> >>using the cyrillic keyboard layout, if I press CTRL-H (the H is then
> >>actually a cyrillic letter) I get the message history.
> >>This is how it works in all QT application on Linux, and I guess GTK.
> >>(Firefox on the other habd behaves differently)
> > Geez...
> > I pity the poor people who don't even know english and have to get used to
> > cryptic hotkeys which were forced on them by us english speakers... :-/
I wouldn't really pity them: Those who use hotkeys are usually geeks
or the more advanced users, and they pride themselves of knowing
crypting features and shortcuts. ;)
> This is what we have to pay to get a standard user interface.
> Would you rather start using every application by looking into help file
> to read how to use basic hotkeys?
> BTW: Does a native English speaker understand V in Ctrl+V?
I am not a native English speaker, but it is my understanding that it
is related to the QWERTY keyboard and the key's position in it: Z X C
V (Undo, Cut, Copy, Paste).
I saw that little green labels on a NeXT keyboard, so I guess it comes
from way back in time.
yosoy at danieldiaz.org
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