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Re: [PATCH] Add preferences dialog hotkey


I don't think my last post communicated what I wanted so I'll try again.

Michael chose ctrl+',' as the hotkey because it matches the Mac Human Interface Guidelines.

On the Mac platform, starting with any other hotkey will cause problems with users.

It appears that the other platforms don't really specify a preferences/options/settings hotkey, and we need to work a bit harder to choose a hotkey but so far 100% of the people that care enough about this to suggest one have suggested something other than ctrl+','.


I think this indicates the need to preload the user config directory with a platform specific hotkeys file.

Until then, ctrl+',' is the best choice in my opinion because it adversely affect the fewest number of people.

On 17/10/2018 11:00 AM, John Beard wrote:

I'd suggest perhaps Ctrl-Shift-P, which is used by Inkscape. P with various modifiers is fairly common shortcut for preferences: https://defkey.com/search?irq=Preferences

I feel like Ctrl-, might be useful as paired hotkey with Ctrl-. (eg increase/decrease)?



On 16 October 2018 22:24:51 BST, Michael Kavanagh <michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


    Attached is a patch that assigns Ctrl+, (Cmd+, on Mac as per the HIG)
    to opening the preferences dialog and adds the hotkey to all menu bar

    Please note this causes a conflict with the "Interactive Router
    Settings..." hotkey in Pcbnew (pcbnew/hotkeys.cpp line 275), so this
    should be set to something else. I didn't know what to set it as so I
    left it. Perhaps require shift or alt?

    Also corrected the "hokey" typo throughout.


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