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Bug #12128

MacOS command and delete keys

Added by qmr qmr 4 months ago. Updated 4 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
04/10/2018
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Affected Version:
git master branch
System:
Mac OS X
bitness:
64-bit
hardware architecture:
amd64/x86

Description

The Mac Way means using command keys for those now super common shortcuts of copy, paste, undo, and so on.

Example of unexpected and confusing behavior: cmd + Z does not undo, control Z does

Any copy / pasting etc commands should also use control keys.

Another possible issue is delete key: Macbooks do not have delete keys. Nor do the short stubby bluetooth keyboards which many users use. Because of this, it is common to use either Backspace (marked on keyboard as delete ) or command backspace to delete files / move to trash.

History

#1 Updated by Christian Kanzian 4 months ago

And changing the shortcuts in the preferences dialog does not work for you: https://www.darktable.org/usermanual/en/shortcuts.html

#2 Updated by qmr qmr 4 months ago

I have not modified any settings. Users should not be expected to modify settings, the defaults should be sane.

from https://developer.apple.com/macos/human-interface-guidelines/user-interaction/keyboard/

Respect standard keyboard shortcuts and create app-specific shortcuts for frequently used commands.

Enable the expected keyboard shortcuts for standard menu items. Keyboard shortcuts for standard menu items should be consistent in all apps.

Prefer the Command key as the main modifier key in a keyboard shortcut. The Command key is used extensively as the main modifier throughout the system, so users know it well. It's also positioned for quick access while typing.

As much as possible, avoid using the Control key as a modifier. The Control key is already used extensively throughout the system. To avoid possible conflicts, use it only when necessary.

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