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Re: multimedia keys vs. keyboard shortcuts (was: Re: rawhide and cooker compared)



On Sat, 2008-02-23 at 15:04 -0600, Callum Lerwick wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-02-22 at 14:02 +0000, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> > On Fri, 2008-02-22 at 04:23 +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > > Yet secondary shortcuts just work in KDE, and are easily settable through the 
> > > kcontrol (KDE 3) or systemsettings (KDE 4) GUI.
> > 
> > What does that mean? It's easy to support multiple keyboard shortcuts in
> > the backend, it's just hard to get right in the UI.
> > 
> > I guess the "Yet" means that KDE managed to make it look good. I
> > seriously doubt that, but I'm willing to take screenshots as a proof
> > they managed it.
> 
> What's the problem? Various games have been doing this since before KDE
> was a twinkle in Matthias Ettrich's eye.

That doesn't mean it was right, especially given the number of actions
we have listed. I don't think a drop-down the size of the screen is easy
to use.

> For an example of how not to do it, maybe check out MAME...

I'm still waiting for good example of how to do it though.


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