[Inkscape-devel] Window Manager Modifiers

Brian Mattern brian.mattern at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 07:00:41 PDT 2007

On Mon, Aug 06, 2007 at 08:37:32PM +0900, Carsten Haitzler wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Aug 2007 11:07:33 +0200 jiho <jo.irisson at gmail.com> babbled:
> > this standard should be "use  META, and combinations of META with
> > other modifiers, for all WM/ desktop level keyboard shortcuts" for
> > the reasons I explained in my  previous email.
> i disagree. alt and alt+ctrl for wm use. you get to use meta. wm's took alt
> +mouse first :) i know that on a rare occasion a user complains they can't
> access feature X in gimp - my answer is "change your config then" - as we have
> that option here. do you have such an option? no. i think it is inkscape's job
> to provide that - wm's have made themselves flexible for apps - apps need to
> make themselves flexible for wm's. 

I think this is something that could be solved by a first-run dialog
that (among other things) let one choose from a few sets of key/mouse
binding styles. E.g. (with better names) "Alt based", "Meta based", etc.

The basic mouse binding dialog could let one toggle between the two.


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