On Sat, 31 Jan 2004, bulia byak wrote:
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 04:16:50 +0000
From: bulia byak <archiver_1@...19...>
Subject: [Inkscape-devel] fullscreen
- the sp_fullscreen function should be perhaps in desktop.cpp, not in
- the planned shortcut for fullscreen is F11 - I don't think f is a good
idea, it's easy to press it accidentally
I cant say I've ever hit F11 by accident but granted I've not used a
program like Inkscape that makes large use of the Function keys.
I would point out that Fullscreen is a perfectly safe operation and
although it might be slightly annoying it is not in any way dangerous.
It is something of a standard.
Both Mozilla and Internet Explorer, two of the most used pieces of sofware
on the planet use it (defacto standard but still a standard) and it is
what the HIG recommends.
You have already stated that you hope to use the other potential
keybinding Ctrl+F for find at some future point. (I usually recommend we
avoid single letter keybindings but you could use the 'F' key but it is
right in the middle of the keyboard and you would be even more likely that
you will hit it by accident).
I'd like to have F11 as the shortcut but I will say that we cannot have a
shortcut for everything and even if you could you probably wouldn't want
to because of the risk of accidentally hitting the wrong combination.
Fullscreen might be something you could reasonably leave without a
PS F11 was probably chosen because it looks a bit like 'Full', not that
I'm ever likely to be able to verify this theory.