Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 15:31:07 +0100
   From: Simon Budig <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

   Dont argue with speed: Pressing Alt-F + x to exit a program is definitely
   more complicated than pressing Ctrl-Q. This goes double for nested menus.

In this *particular* instance, faster != better IMHO.  Exiting the
program is a sufficiently destructive act (even if all of the files
are saved -- you lose the undo information, the clipboard, etc.) so
that it shouldn't be that easy to do unless the user wants it to be
that way.  That said, in emacs I've bound C-xC-c to a function that
prompts me for whether I want to exit, but in the shell I unset
ignoreeof (so that C-d exits me).  It's a matter of personal taste
here.  However, I don't like that fact that C-q exits and C-w closes
windows in a lot of applications (and exits if that was the last open
window).  It's probably due to emacs being in my fingers.

This is a rather specific comment, and deliberately doesn't address
the general issues surrounding accelerators.

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