Feature Suggestion

sofar sofar at foo-projects.org
Fri Jan 13 16:54:12 CET 2006

On Fri, 13 Jan 2006 17:13:12 +0530, Biju Chacko <botsie at xfce.org> wrote:
> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> Unless there is a good reason why it shouldn't, it does seem rather
> arbitrary.
> I, for example, have a small panel with only a minicmd. Would be nice to
> I could navigate to it by keyboard.
> The desktop hasn't needed to accept focus until recently, and it
>> doesn't yet support keyboard navigation anyway (yeah, it's on my todo
>> list).  Still, the ctrl+alt+shift+tab thing seems like a niche, rather
>> undiscoverable feature.  Mainly useful to a minority of power users,
>> secondarily for people with disabilities (the latter which I have no
>> problem adding features for; the former... eh).
> I agree that it's a rather niche feature, but assuming it doesn't add
> cruft to the code base, where's the harm in supporting power users?
> It's sort of like Alt-F8 to minimize -- not obvious, but very handy once
> you've learnt it.

reminds me of the ages ago (and when they forced me to ) working with windows - trying to get to the panel used to be a pain. Something like Ctrl-ESC ESC TAB was needed to move to the panel. You'd jump through loops if your mouse wasn't working. Kinda like knowing the keys to get to the set-display-to-lower-resolution-because-the-monitor-is-out-of-sync (ctl-esc, s, r, enter, d, d, enter .....)

funny thing is that it's hard to see right now why you *want* to focus the panel and use kbd navigation on it, isn't it?


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