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

From: Irene Vatton <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 11:00:40 +0200
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Cc: Robin Whittle <rw@firstpr.com.au>, Amaya Discussion List <www-amaya@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200610261100.40613.vatton@inrialpes.fr>

On Thursday 26 October 2006 06:07, Martin Duerst wrote:
> 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.]

Hi Martin, 
Alt sequences are accelerators and you're talking about shortcuts.
Today 'alt f' opens the file menu and Robin suggests to attach the accelerator 
'c' to Close tab. That doesn't change current shortcuts.

> 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.

I'll fix it asap.

> 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
> #-#-#  http://www.sw.it.aoyama.ac.jp       mailto:duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp

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