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Feature #9274

Using primary key, CMD on Mac, as CTRL is used on Linux

Added by Tony Teoh Melkild over 6 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
02/18/2013
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Affected Version:
1.6.1
System:
Mac OS X
bitness:
64-bit
hardware architecture:
amd64/x86

Description

Would be great if the Mac port used CMD instead of CTRL for e.g. multi select and copy-paste actions.

I might have been led on, but someone mentioned a change from using <control> to <primary> key was an easy switch in the software that would enable this perfectly across platforms.


Related issues

Has duplicate darktable - Bug #9316: osx uses command not control for keyboard shortcutsDuplicate03/25/2013

Has duplicate darktable - Feature #10659: Replace CTRL by CMDDuplicate10/10/2015

History

#1 Updated by Igor Kuzmin over 4 years ago

  • bitness set to 64-bit
  • System set to Mac OS X
  • Affected Version set to 1.6.1

#2 Updated by Igor Kuzmin over 4 years ago

  • Has duplicate Bug #9316: osx uses command not control for keyboard shortcuts added

#3 Updated by Igor Kuzmin over 4 years ago

To be honest I'm not sure if we should change this. I agree that it's a standard on Mac to give CMD key the same meaning as Ctrl has on PC, but on the other hand for multi-platform users (such as me) who use darktable both on Mac and Linux it can be confusing to have different shortcuts (there is Ctrl key after all). Also console applications like nano do use Ctrl key and not CMD. Plus DT on Mac has been around for some time now, so may be we are too late to change keyboard shortcuts. Probably some middle ground can be found, like changing <Control> to <Primary> only for well-known combinations like copy/paste.

#4 Updated by Roman Lebedev almost 4 years ago

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