#67 ✓resolved
Daniel Gaiottino

Keyboard Shortcuts Inconsistent with Gnome

Reported by Daniel Gaiottino | April 1st, 2009 @ 11:02 AM | in 0.2

Discussed a bit on the mailing list but I think this should be one of the things finalized in the next milestone.

Atm, Redcar is using Apple keyboard shortcuts so Super+S is used to save instead of Ctrl+S. Since Redcar is an editor for the Gnome environment the shortcuts should follow Gnome standards. There is also a mismatch currently since Super is used for Save, but Ctrl is used for Copy/Paste (I don't own a Mac but I believe Command is used for Copy/Paste) which makes things more confusing.

If making the editor follow Gnome standards interferes with Textmate Bundle shortcuts then I think the bundle shortcuts should be made to use the Super key instead of Ctrl in Redcar. This won't affect the Gnome users who are searching for a Textmate like editor since they won't be accustomed to the existing Textmate commands :)

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Daniel Lucraft

    Daniel Lucraft April 1st, 2009 @ 02:01 PM

    • Milestone set to 0.2
    • Tag set to gnome, keymaps
    • Assigned user set to “Daniel Lucraft”
    • State changed from “new” to “open”
    • Title changed from “Keyboard Shortcuts” to “Keyboard Shortcuts Inconsistent with Gnome”

    I agree with all of this, and will try to implement it soon.

  • Daniel Lucraft

    Daniel Lucraft April 2nd, 2009 @ 08:43 AM

    • State changed from “open” to “resolved”

    I have swapped Ctrl+Super for most commands. There are some holdouts, like Super+N is still new tab, because Ctrl+N and Ctrl+P are previous line and next line as in Emacs. But you should find this better.

  • Daniel Gaiottino

    Daniel Gaiottino April 2nd, 2009 @ 09:29 AM

    If Ctrl+T is not available make it the default for New Tab instead of Ctrl+N since this is the shortcut in Firefox, Gnome-Terminal, Nautilus to name a few. :) Ctrl+N is more often used for new file or new window

  • Daniel Gaiottino

    Daniel Gaiottino April 2nd, 2009 @ 09:34 AM

    Ignore my previous comment. I think I misunderstood what you meant by "new tab". It's just a new file so Ctrl+N would have been correct. Not much point adding a new Tab in an editor with no content. ;)

  • Daniel Lucraft

    Daniel Lucraft April 2nd, 2009 @ 09:59 AM

    Actually, I like this. I want to have Ctrl+Shift+T to undo close tab as well so this would fit nicely (I find myself wanting undo tab close all the time).

    So I might do it after all.

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