xrandr support / xffm: cursor keys
edscott wilson garcia
edscott at imp.mx
Sat Sep 13 18:48:11 CEST 2003
On Sat, 2003-09-13 at 10:25, Jeroen wrote:
> On Saturday, Sep 13, 2003, at 15:32 Europe/Amsterdam, edscott wilson
> garcia wrote:
> > On Sat, 2003-09-13 at 06:08, Luis Miguel Garcia wrote:
> >>> - the treecontrol in xffm accepts navigating using the cursor keys
> >>> which
> >>> is great. But to close the current folder i have to move up all the
> >>> way
> >>> to the directoryname and only then can it be closed (using the LEFT
> >>> key). If i know i want to close it anyway why not let the LEFT key
> >>> close
> >>> it right away from any of the files (ofcourse including the currently
> >>> selected file) ?
> >> But this would be VERY NICE. Is it very difficult to implement?
> > You can use the "backspace" key plus "left". The backspace will
> > immediately pop you to the parent node. Then you press "left" and
> > voilá.
> > Yes, I know that is two keystrokes instead of one. But let me explain.
> > 1- When a keystroke has two different functions depending on
> > circumstance, the behaviour is confusing (at least to me).
> > 2- The left key is only a convenience synonym for the keypad "-" key,
> > placed there because laptops don't have a separate keypad. The
> > behaviour
> > of the keypad "-" is gtk default, so you can expect it to be repeatable
> > in other applications.
> Hmm that's a shame. Once you've used, you're hooked. You can try for
> yourself it in the filemanager of the other well known PC operating
> (whose name i won't reveal in fear of patent or DMCA issues ;-).
So if it is a well known behaviour, then 1) would not apply and the LEFT
behaviour you suggest will be added to 4.2.
> In any case the backspace offers some help.
> Maybe i'll suggest it to the gtk developers...
Good luck. The guy in charge of the treeview is apparently Kristian
Rietveld <kris at gtk.org>.
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