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Action list & key bindings (was: Request for action list in stable version)
- Subject: Action list & key bindings (was: Request for action list in stable version)
- From: Marlene Mallicoat <MarleneM@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 20:44:22 -0400
- Cc: ZZ Developers <zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Sender: Marlene Mallicoat <MarleneM@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi, Benja --
>I've been thinking about bringing the action list and key bindings
>together. This would mean connecting the actions in corner lists, and
>putting the keys next to them negwards on d.1. This'd mimic the PUI
>convention of putting the "shortcuts" right to menu entries, but it
>would be changable. I feel that would make many things "more visible:"
>the possible actions, the keys which invoke these actions, and the way
>to change the key bindings.
>What do you think about that?
This seems fine to me. I'll consult with Ted to see what he thinks.
>(One problem is that the tags we currently use for the actions are still
>not very understandable. That's partly my fault because I never got
>around to write good descriptions -- my earlier attempt had the bad,
>bad, bad side that the descriptions didn't fit in the cells. Possibly we
>should have short tags, an explanation connected on d.documentation (as
>Ted's Floating World design recommends), and a key binding for F1 which
>switches to the text view and shows the doc.)
So pressing F1 while looking at a list of actions down d.2 would switch the
x axis to d.documentation? Or would F1 always switch the x axis to
d.documentation regardless of what was listed on d.1? Anyway, this seems
How long do you think it would take you to implement this? We look forward