[TextEditor-mcc] Re: TextEditor built-in shortcuts

  • From: "Gianfranco \"ShInKurO\" Gignina" <sh1nkur0@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: texteditor_mcc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 07:28:06 +0200

Il  2-Lug-2008, Jens Langner scrisse:
> Please define which "Amiga UI Style Guide" you are referring to? And
> please keep in mind that the last official style guide from Commodore
> is more than 15 years old and that the world moved oin during that
> time. Sorry to say so, but IMHO the last official Amiga style guide is
> obsolete today and need to be updated to the commonly used standards
> which other operating systems comply to. 

I've the Amigaguide version of Amiga User Interface Style Guide, it should
be the last one edition which refers to AmigaOS2.0. It is the same guide
which Intuition OS4 author has following...
I have other Amiga style guide, but there are older than this one. For
example on the Amiga Intuition Reference Manual, updated to OS1.3,
Right-Amiga-U is undo, but this shortcut was changed from OS2.0 and you
find into Style guide which it is associated to Right-Amiga-Z. You can see
CygnusED which respects the Intuition Reference Manual, in fact it has
Right-Amiga-U associated with Undo operation. But CED is an old program. 
Style guide instead is the last guide for Amiga UI, and even if it's
outdated, many things are followed today on OS4, you can see into Notepad
OS4 that Right-Amiga-A is associated to "Save as..."

>And hotkey conflicts is a
> common issue for AmigaOS which can't be easily solved, I'am afraid. If
> there is a hotkey conflict in an application using TE.mcc than this
> application ought to compensate that by using a different shortcut
> instead. 

Is not any way to disable/modify TE shortcut association? 
btw It's an error to assume Right-Amiga-A = Select All, it it "Save As...",
even all OS4 prefs (not olny Notepad) follow this scheme... so it should be
changed from TE sources, or to give to user a method to disable TE built-in

> In fact this is a bug in MUI3.8 which was fixed with version 3.9+ so
> that menu short overwriting is less cumbersome.

Oh good, I find always bugs ;)

Gianfranco "ShInKurO" Gignina

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