Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#3389 assigned bug

Key accelerators for non-printing characters aren't displayed properly

Reported by: darkwyrm Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Kits/Interface Kit Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All


Most of the navigation keys (Home, Page Up, Backspace, Delete, etc.) aren't displayed properly when used as keyboard accelerators using the default font. All that is shown is a box.

The characters used for Tab and Home, while Unicode standards, are also obscure. Using the key name instead of the symbols would be much clearer

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by luroh

Minor update on this one - [CTL] is now shown when having remapped the command key to anything else than (American) Alt.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by humdinger

Which prompts me to reiterate the known proposal not to use shortcut key names, but stick to their function, which never changes even if you remap your keyboard: Copying will always be command+C. No matter if your command key is mapped to ALT, CTRL, AltGr or F7.
As graphics used in menus use CMD (command key == normally ALT), CTL (control key == normally CTRL), OPT (option key == normally WIN (or AltGr)), SHFT == normally SHIFT.

If we would rename the CTL (control) key to something else, there wouldn't even be confusion for "Windows mode" users, for whom their CMD key == CRTL, and CTL key == ALT... :) How about "MOD" (modifying) key?
Just saying...

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by axeld

Owner: changed from axeld to nobody
Status: newassigned
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