[Qgis-developer] The plain keys for shortcuts

John C. Tull john.tull at wildnevada.org
Tue Aug 18 13:24:47 EDT 2009

On Aug 18, 2009, at 9:07 AM, Borys Jurgiel wrote:

> Dnia wtorek, 18 sierpnia 2009 o 17:34:24 napisałeś:
>> Perhaps an option to turn off control key modifiers. A lack of
>> modifier is non-conventional to most people and it breaks OS X. As a
>> choice, that seems reasonable.
> Turning off modifiers would be hard to implement while the shortcuts  
> are
> configurable... Rather something like the mentioned profiles - it  
> sounds best
> for me.
> I know it's non-conventional for many people, but it's also  
> inconvenient for
> many others. Personally I can't imagine myself using two fingers for  
> adding a
> layer or doing other common tasks;) The same with other 'one-finger'
> applications, as kmail, where I'm writing from. I understand Mac  
> users are
> irritated having to adjust the shortcuts to run Grass console, but  
> now many
> (maybe more) other users, as me, will have do the same in order to  
> get an
> convenient environment :)
> I believe we should either implement shortcuts profiles or at least  
> ask users
> for a voting (both are infeasible before the release). The main  
> problem is
> that if we drop the one-finger shortcuts and update the  
> documentation now,
> reverting this change in the future will look strange ;) So for me  
> doing it
> just before the release is not a good idea...
> Anyone else is interested? :)
> B.

I would just say that having a default setup that breaks functionality  
for a key component of qgis (grass interaction) on one of the  
supported OS's is a bad idea. Better to let people change the  
shortcuts to their preference while providing all functionality to all  


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