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

  • From: "Stephan Assmus" <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 05 Dec 2010 22:40:56 +0100

Hi,

Von: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Michael Pfeiffer <michael.w.pfeiffer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Am 05.12.2010 um 20:15 schrieb superstippi@xxxxxx:
> > > Since the function keys don't serve any purpose yet, make F2 enter 
> > > renaming
> > > mode for the first selected item (i.e. just like Cmd-E). This makes 
> > > Tracker
> > > behave as Windows Explorer and at least Nautilus in Ubuntu.
> > I don't like this change. There is already Cmd-E for that purpose. 
> > Function keys
> > for that purpose is so not BeOS and Mac OS like.

So what are the Function keys good for exactly, in Haiku? Switching workspaces 
does not count, since you have to combine it with a modifier.

> Same first reaction here, actually, although that particular change 
> doesn't really hurt. At least I wouldn't like to see any further changes 
> in this direction; there is little point in making Haiku behave like 
> any other system out there (besides releaving your muscle memory, but 
> that just means you are not using OS X, and spend too much time using 
> other operating systems).

I didn't plan on looking up more shortcuts of Windows Explorer and/or Nautilus, 
if that's what you are afraid of... This F2 thing is just something that 
really, really bothered me for ages. I just assumed I can't be the only one. 
There are definitely shortcuts which are used more often and then those that 
aren't used/memorized by so many people. Have you ever been bothered that nano 
used Cmd-O ("Write *O*ut") to save a file and Cmd-W ("*W*here is") to find 
something? Great example of being different for no good reason. I sure agree 
with you guys that a line has to be drawn somewhere, on the other hand I am 
pretty convinced, I did an agreeable thing here. If MacOS X uses the Return key 
to enter renaming mode while in all other file managers known to me it means to 
open the file, so be it. We don't have to copy that attitude and I am sure 
MacOS X has earned more right to have it's own ways than Haiku does.

Best regards,
-Stephan

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