On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 8:50 PM, Jorge Mare <kokitomare@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 3:58 PM, Ari Haviv <arielbhaviv@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >> What's wrong with making control the default and if you want alt, you >> can switch to that? Because most future Haiku users will be used to >> control as default, learned how to touch type with it and will >> complain about it or told to look up a FAQ and that's something to be >> minimized. > > This change that you propose would institutionalize an inconsistency > of having to use different copy and paste short-keys in Terminal. > Since being consistent is one of Haiku's self-professed traits, we > should practice what we preach and not do things like this to be the > same as other OSes. I understand this logic but Michael Lotz said (see above) this wasn't the case; the control-c copies in both the GUI and terminal and alt-c is now "break.' Haiku would still be internally consistent as well as consistent with the other OS's. Two for the price of one. > I understand what you mean, but please, look at it from a bit of a > wider perspective. > > There are many other changes that we could make to the Haiku GUI or > the way Haiku behaves so that users from Windows and/or other OSes > feel more at home when they try it. I can think of a few, like > replacing the window tabs with title bars, having the Disks icon on > the desktop by default and renamed to My Computer, and > maximizing/restoring windows by double clicking the title bar; I am > sure we could come up with (many) more. > > The question we need to ask ourselves is this: are we going to make > accommodating users of other platforms a primary driving force for the > design of Haiku? I don't think that has ever been the case, and I hope > it does not become in the future. > > Jorge Be different where it makes sense and not for the sake of being different, otherwise there's a bigger retraining and support cost. I think it is important that Haiku has a very low TCO in addition to simply being 'free.'