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Re: Keyboard shortcuts in Amaya menus

From: Shriramana Sharma <jamadagni@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 14:29:49 +0530
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To: www-amaya@w3.org

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Scott Davis wrote:

> Emacs menus represent it as C-h C-p, as it is a different key sequence 
> than C-h p.

I tried hitting Ctrl+H+P without releasing the Ctrl till I release P and
it works.

> I'd disagree - use lower case as that's what the user will type. Is 
> Ctrl-H the same as Control+Shift+h ? H is the same as Shift+h.

I disagree to this! Hotkeys never are case sensitive. They are just
keys. They are not characters.

Control+Enter is a valid hotkey (in some program). Is it small case or
capital case? There is no meaning in applying the small capital
distinction to hotkeys.

Ctrl + Shift + H simply means "Press Ctrl, and not releasing it press
Shift and not releasing it press the square bit of plastic labeled H."
Is your keyboard labeled in capitals or small letters?

You say Shift + h is the same as H. You forget we are talking about
*keys* here, and by "keys" I mean bits of plastic in front of you.
"Keys" doesn't mean *characters*. And with characters, there is nothing
called "Shift", using which you might say "Shift + h = H". The LHS of
this equation is the summation of two disparate quantities and is hence
cannot be evaluated. What is 5 joules plus 2 seconds?

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