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

  • From: Jon Yoder <darkwyrm@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 05 Dec 2010 18:41:20 -0500

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.
I don't see much harm in it -- it could just stay hidden and be something of an Easter Egg. Who knows? It could become quite useful for a number of other people whom it really bugs besides stippi.


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