[haiku-commits] Re: r39744 - haiku/trunk/src/kits/tracker

  • From: Adrien Destugues <pulkomandy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2010 10:19:38 +0100

I'm not against using f2 as rename per se, but that should be part of a
wider thinking on how to use the function keys as a whole.

You are the third or fourth to say this, yet nobody actually had any
vision for the function keys in Haiku. Until someone comes up with a
clever way of putting them to use, and it would actually prevent using
F2 as alternative rename shortcut in Tracker, the situation has only
gotten better in the meantime. That's because if we had to remove the
shortcut again, it would be no worse than not offering it in the first
place -- i.e. something you /expect/ to work does not. Doesn't matter
much why you expect it to work (because it did before, or because you
are used to it from elsewhere).

As I said, I'm not against having F2 as rename, if there is a model around that.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function_key says :

F1 Help
F2 Rename
F3 Search
F5 Refresh (could be 'build' or 'compile' in an IDE)
F10 Menu
F11 Fullscreen

This is only half of the f-keys... what to do with the others ?

The overall idea is to have these keys behave the same everywhere, so they can only be assigned very general meanings.

Also note Amiga has only F1 to F10, but has an additional 'help' key. So the mapping may be a little different there...


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