On 03/25/10 05:02, Jason Simanek wrote:
> On 03/24/2010 03:21 PM, Karl Günter Wünsch wrote:
>> On Wednesday 24 March 2010, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
>>> On 3/24/10, Karl Günter Wünsch wrote:
>>>> This is ludicrous - how would anyone trying to use the keyboard learn the
>>>> different mnemonics available?
>>> This is default behaviour on Windows.
LOL It must be the right thing to do then !
>> Which is the first thing I disable on any Windows installation I do and the
>> users are happy about that.
> The shortcuts should definitely be shown while using the mouse. Who came
> up with this idea? I know this isn't the GTK+ mailing list, but
> seriously, how is this an improvement? Were the drop down menus getting
> too wide with the included shortcuts? Were they interfering with
> legibility? Why are they trying to fix problems that don't exist?
> What percentage of users navigate the menus via keyboard? To me
> beginners use the mouse to navigate the menus. Experts use keyboard
> shortcuts. People that are unable to use the mouse use the keyboard to
> navigate the menus until they learn the shortcuts. It is very awkward
> for me to learn the keyboard shortcuts if they aren't visible during
> mouse navigation. I never use the keyboard to navigate the menus.
> Just my two cents.
> -Jason Simanek
I think your points are entirly valid, this is a bad direction to go in.
I strongly suggest you open a bug on GTK+ about this. They are pretty
intractable and refractory to any outside suggestions that they may not
have made the best choice BUT if no one flags this sort of stupidity it
certainly will not get fixed.
While there is some overlap of gimp and gtk+ developers since it was
originally gimp tool kit, the two are basically separate now, so please
bug gtk+. ;)
Post a link to the bug here if you like and I'll give it a comment if I
can add anything.
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