Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with

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To: Arnold Krille <arnold@...>
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Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 11:43 pm

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 3:16 AM, Arnold Krille wrote:

> Here is the interesting thing: Using the big, bad (really?) toolkits, you get

If the user can have a choice as to which shortcuts he wants to apply,
then that's the most universal application of this function we can
get.

Unfortunately, the concept of providing all actions to the user as a
choice (those that have been coded to accept shortcuts at least) is
not universally accepted, or....fashionable. There's at least one app
in our little world that doesn't provide choice, but all hard coded
shortcuts, and unfortunately they are quite removed from what could be
considered even a generic set when compared to what might be
considered mainstream in audio apps. The devs consider they know best
what the user needs regardless of their own experience/lack of
experience using the app or others similar in function.

I guess you could say this is a confirmation of the concept of using a
big toolset to standardize shortcuts, but that's not always the case,
and hardcoded shortcuts do nothing for trying to develop a consistent
global shortcut set, where the user can define fewer shortcuts as a
result of carefully building his or her own global set across many
apps.

I do see your point about consistency, but add that if all apps were
built with user choice for shortcuts, then a much greater user base
would be accessed through that choice.

One step further would have apps providing default shortcut sets for
KDE, Gnome, etc that gave new or existing users that freedom you write
of, so they can simply get on with the task at hand, and leave those
with more individual requirements to build their own.

Alex.

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[LAU] Some new things to play with, , (Sun Oct 10, 8:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Jeremy Jongepier, (Sun Oct 24, 9:25 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Robin Gareus, (Wed Oct 13, 1:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Wed Oct 13, 2:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Wed Oct 13, 3:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Wed Oct 13, 4:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Folderol, (Wed Oct 13, 4:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Arnold Krille, (Wed Oct 13, 5:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Philipp Überbacher, (Wed Oct 13, 8:58 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Arnold Krille, (Wed Oct 13, 11:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Philipp Überbacher, (Thu Oct 21, 10:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Wed Oct 13, 11:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Wed Oct 13, 9:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Thorsten Wilms, (Thu Oct 14, 7:41 am)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Arnold Krille, (Wed Oct 13, 10:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, , (Wed Oct 13, 11:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Thu Oct 14, 12:13 am)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Robin Gareus, (Wed Oct 13, 2:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Sun Oct 10, 10:33 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, torbenh, (Tue Oct 12, 2:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, drew Roberts, (Tue Oct 12, 8:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, Jeremy, (Wed Oct 13, 12:38 am)
[LAU] Far West (was Re: [LAD] Some new things to play with), Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Wed Oct 13, 2:29 am)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, Robin Gareus, (Wed Oct 13, 1:16 am)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, Arnold Krille, (Wed Oct 13, 6:39 am)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, torbenh, (Wed Oct 13, 11:10 am)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, torbenh, (Wed Oct 13, 1:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, drew Roberts, (Wed Oct 13, 11:33 am)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, david, (Wed Oct 13, 7:19 am)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Sun Oct 10, 11:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Mon Oct 11, 11:43 am)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, Jeremy, (Sun Oct 10, 11:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, Jeremy, (Sun Oct 10, 9:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, Igor Brkic, (Sun Oct 10, 9:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Oleg Ivanenko, (Sun Oct 10, 8:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Oleg Ivanenko, (Sun Oct 10, 9:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, , (Mon Oct 11, 10:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Sun Oct 10, 8:47 pm)