The option names in "Modifier Keys" dialog are incorrect
|Reported by:||rq||Owned by:||jscipione|
|Has a Patch:||no||Platform:||All|
I wanted to make my keys somewhat compatible with Windows and Linux, that is:
Alt keys act as Opt Ctrl keys act as Cmd Cmd/Win keys act as Ctrl (since I can't make the same key act as both Ctrl and Cmd)
I found that nice dialog, but figuring out what to change to what in it was quite a challenge, because it seems to assume that keyboards are actually engraved the way BeOS defaults expected them to be, which is, well, never the case. While it would seem perfectly logical for me to see this mapping:
Option -> Option Control -> Command Command -> Control
I ended up with:
Control -> Option Option -> Command Command -> Control
which doesn't make much sense at all. For it to make sense, one has to know that Haiku's Command is actually Alt, and Haiku's Option is actually Command, but only on the left-hand-side, because on the right-hand side Option and Command are reversed for users of AltGr.
I recommend to: 1) make it more obvious which side of mapping is the physical keyboard and which is the keymap used by Haiku. Since that list looks like a table, something like table heading could be used, such as: Function:\tKey: . 2) change button names in drop-downs to reflect the reality: swap names of Command and Option, and rename Option to Alt and perhaps Command to Win (I know I know, Mac users will be unhappy "Win/Cmd" would be an alternative).
Change History (12)
comment:2 by , 8 years ago
|Status:||new → assigned|
|Version:||R1/alpha3 → R1/Development|