Re: Gnome key bindings (was Re: gnome keys sucks)

How about a "preferred key bindings" resource file? 
Stored in ~/.gnome or somewhere? 

Applications and the window mananger would be
encouraged (not required) to use this if this file is

A standard for commonly used tasks could be defined. 
eg. COPY, PASTE, QUIT, etc.  And actually following
rdb, you can specify the application, eg. GEDIT::COPY


--- Michael ROGERS <> wrote:
> >The only trouble is that I assume these must be
> Windows bindings,
> >cos they look pretty weird to me. And Binding
> anything to ^S is just
> >asking for trouble. Wait until someone hits that in
> gnome-terminal :)
> >(The mutt-users list has had "I tried to rebind
> this macro to ^S
> >and it hangs mutt" more than once as a Really
> Serious Bug.) Or would
> >it actually take over and do 'save' even if you hit
> ^S in gnome-terminal?
> Well in most cases I don't think we're talking about
> command-line apps. 
> And the developer or the user can always use other
> keybindings - I'm only 
> talking about providing defaults so that users who
> don't care about 
> configurability can have apps that Just Work.
> >And ^Q is my reflex when I think I accidentally
> _did_ ^S. I would
> >be exceedingly irked by discovering that it quits
> the program before
> >I have undone whatever idiocy I just performed. 
> Don't worry about that. If ^S locked the terminal,
> ^Q will unlock it. If 
> ^S didn't lock the terminal, you won't need to hit
> ^Q.  :)
> >But I think that you're 
> >going to irritate an awful lot of us who have never
> used Windows if
> >you use these. There's whole bunches of (alleged)
> defaults for keybindings
> >and control characters. The file is
> full of comments on
> >them :) Bash comes with two (three?) sets, for a
> start :) 
> Yeah - and isn't it a pain in the a***? Wouldn't you
> rather have the same 
> keybindings in every GUI app? Windows' standard
> keybindings for select, 
> cut, paste and copy (Shift+move, Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C and
> Ctrl+V) have probably 
> saved me hours of tedious mousework.
> It doesn't really matter what keybindings we use;
> the important thing is 
> that they're consistent. And if they're consistent
> with KDE apps as well, 
> so much the better.
> >I wonder where they'd get implemented, too? Would
> these be another
> >thing that gconf would have to look after? Since I
> imagine that if
> >you change something, you want it to get updated
> immediately across
> >all your Gnome applications?
> I suppose that's possible. The solution I had in
> mind was just to add 
> default keybindings to those apps that didn't have
> them, and encourage 
> those apps that already had defaults to use the same
> defaults. A GConf 
> solution would require more work and more thought
> (you'd have to consider 
> every situation where the defaults *might* cause a
> problem, rather than 
> considering each app individually), but it would
> have the advantage of a 
> single place to reconfigure all your apps, I
> suppose.
> Michael
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