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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
On the Mac platform, starting with any other hotkey will cause problems
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:
I feel like Ctrl-, might be useful as paired hotkey with Ctrl-. (eg
On 16 October 2018 22:24:51 BST, Michael Kavanagh
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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