On Sun, Feb 17, 2002 at 12:19:46PM +0100, Rebecca J. Walter wrote:
> As any looked into how all this will work with different window
> managers? What window managers grab what keys and can the window
> managers easily be configured to use alt if gimp isn't using it?
> It is important to check this since we will otherwise end up with lots
> of whiny users who can't figure out why thiings aren't happening like
In my opinion it is impossible to make sure that we do not collide with
window manager shortcuts. They are far too different and far too
I think it boils down to: Tell the user that there might be
interferences with the window manager and that keys in GIMP can be
> Also we will need a howto on the web site about making the different
> window managers play nice with gimp.
That would be useful though. What would also be useful is to make _all_
keybindings in GIMP configurable (like SHIFT, CTRL, ALT etc.). So I
would be able to assign Meta1 to GIMP-ALT and Meta2 to
> Also, are there other apps that use shortcuts like we do that might be
> using a different set of shift-alt-ctrl keys? Just thinking it would be
> good to be consistent with what other apps are doing so users don't have
> to change their window managers back and forth when switching apps.
As far as I know, there are no wide-spread shortcuts involving two
modifier keys. It boils down to something like CTRL-Q: Quit, CTRL-W:
Close window, CTRL-N: New - very basic stuff.
CTRL-ALT and similar bindings are seldomly used by applications and
often used by window managers.
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