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Re: Default command key under X11

From: Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller
Subject: Re: Default command key under X11
Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 08:13:41 +0200

Am 02.05.2011 um 05:36 schrieb Eric Wasylishen:

> Hey,
> Why don't we change the default command key under X11 to Control?
> My reasoning is that the most important uses of keyboard modifiers (by far) 
> are the CUA key combinations like ctrl+c for copy, ctrl-v for paste, ctrl+z 
> for undo, etc., and since every other X11 toolkit uses the Control key for 
> these by default, I think GS should as well. It's really jarring to have to 
> switch between Ctrl when using non-GNUstep apps and Alt when using GS apps. I 
> know you can configure this using user defaults, but we should be using 
> settings that fit in with gtk/qt by default, I think. Thoughts?

I am not sure if, it can conflict with other uses of the Control key, e.g. 
ctrl-Z == ^Z.

And, what style do we want to follow: the MacOS definition or the Windows 
definition? Linux and X11 toolkits (gtk/qt) appear to follow Windows (or does 
Windows follow X10???).

-- hns

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