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Re: [PATCH] new hotkeys window + some menu entry mistakes corrected + CONTRIBUTE file added


I think the reason of proposed change will cause the following:
1) "Place" menu will look good.
2) behaviour of the hotkeys will be what most people expect (place a
wire: hotkey ctrl-W + click + double click).
3) current users will stay happy because the current behaviour (place
a wire: hotkey W + double click) is maintained.

The Key L seems the only key which will suffer a change of some sort.

Is the proposed change difficult to implement?


On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 11:03 AM, jp.charras <jp.charras@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Le 05/09/2011 10:01, fabrizio a écrit :
>> Wayne,
>> thanks for your e-mail. Yes I did receive it, sorry if I did not
>> answer... I didn't really know what to answer.
>> Well I think what you propose is good, I am happy to change all
>> "accelerator" keys in to ctrl-X. Would that satisfy all you guys ?
>> Regards
>> Fabrizio
>> PS thanks Fred for the diplomatic e-mail.
> Is the proposed way means use W as hotkey and ctrl-W accelerator for the
> same function (add wire) ?
> This way has some drawback:
> - most of keys are used, so new hotkeys will use ctrl-X or alt-X.
> - hot keys are programmable, and ctrl-W or alt-key could be selected by an
> user for some hotkey.
>  and L and ctrl-L are already in use. Should the place label menu use alt-L
> key ?).
> What happens ( Do you want the hot keys editor to have 2 entries: one for
> the hotkey and one for the corresponding  accelerator?  )?
> I believe the problem is not simple and difficult to solve just by changing
> labels in menus.
> And the reason of this change is a cosmetic enhancement.
> This is a good reason, but not a major reason.
> --
> Jean-Pierre CHARRAS
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