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Re: Wish list: "alt f c" for "file close"

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 13:07:39 +0900
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To: Robin Whittle <rw@firstpr.com.au>, Amaya Discussion List <www-amaya@w3.org>

I disagree. For the programs I use, Cntl-w closes tabs. It would
be a bad idea if this change was made. Closing tabs is what lots of
users will be doing most frequently, so it's good to keep this as
a short shortcut. Cntl-w originated as close window, but that was
before tabs, and for applications that still don't use tabs.

[Close Window means close ONE window. Exit means close ALL windows.]

I don't disagree with trying to make shortcuts better, closer
to other programs,..., but it has to be done with care.
Also, Amaya has a great way to change shortcuts in an installation.
The explanation can be found in doc/WX/ShortCuts.html or similar.
(Is the documentation also on the Web? I didn't find it from
the Amaya top page at http://www.w3.org/Amaya). The explanation
is a bit cryptic for the average user, it would probably make
sense to add a few examples to make it easier to understand.

There was also a typo:
   These files can be modified to define you own shortcuts.
should be changed to
   These files can be modified to define your own shortcuts.

Regards,     Martin.

At 09:37 06/10/26, Robin Whittle wrote:
>To make Amaya consistent with most or all other programs I know,
>I suggest that "alt f c" should close the currently edited file -
>AKA close the current tab - rather than close all the tabs and
>exit the program.  Currently "alt f c" drives "Close Window".
>I am not sure how Close Window differs from Exit, so as far as I
>can see, it would be good to delete "Close Window" and make the
>shortcut key for "Close tab" be "c" rather than "t".
>  - Robin

#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, Assoc. Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
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