On Thursday 13 November 2003 2:15 pm, Sven Neumann wrote:
> "Joao S. O. Bueno" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Dynamic keys assignment.
> > Don't forget to show that extensively. IMHO, it is THE feature
> > that allows for a fast work flow in The GIMP.
> That's not even a GIMP feature but implemented on the GTK+ level
> (except some parts like saving the changed keybindings across
> sessions). Apart from that it's a lousy hack, it's disabled by
> default, very unintuitive and should be replaced by a menu editor
> better sooner than later. So, IMO, you better don't show it.
there was enough noise here (on gimp-devel, at least) when it was
disabled by default.
Before switching to a linux box at work, I used CorelPhotoPaint
there..the "menu editor" in that software,a fancy GUI, completely
fails to be usefull at all, taking tenths of clicks and browsing
through tenths of "informational strings" - total garbage - to change
a single shortcut.
Even more, any such editor would have to replicate the menu
navigation, but using a different interface.How having to get to the
same menu options under a different interface could __ever__ be
considered simpler, or easier, or more mantainable, or more
intuitive, is a thing to wonder about.
What could be done, and this could go in right now, is a rewrite of
the tooltip for "Preferences->interface->Dynamic Keyboard Shortcuts"
Currently it is "when enabled you can change keyboard shortcuts to
menu items on the fly.". Appending "by hitting a non conflicting key
combination when the desired menu item is highlighted".
That will make it better than any separated shortcut editor I can
think of. Anyway, if a shortcut editor is in the plans (and nothing
was said on this or the devel list before), the current toggleable
dynamic assignment should be kept.
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