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

  • From: "Ithamar R. Adema" <ithamar.adema@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 05 Dec 2010 23:43:14 +0000

On Sun, 2010-12-05 at 22:40 +0100, Stephan Assmus wrote:
> 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.

Can't spicykeys (or Shortcuts, as it is now called) do these kind of
assignments? I'm all for making it easier to switch, but to hardcode it
in the code is something different.

I actually agree with Axel here, if you're not willing to invest time to
retrain muscle memory, then have this as an _optional_ feature. I guess
the use of the function keys are a perfect fit for "user defined"
functionality :)

Anyway, not trying to start a flame war, just giving my 0.02 EUR ;)


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