http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/2367 - 2.1.0 GUI
steven.w.j.brown at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 01:14:12 EDT 2007
Matt Geske wrote:
> I think the font buttons are fine in the new condensed form, but I do
> agree with the proposal earlier that the "insert" buttons stay
> separate... I use them far more than any other buttons and I don't
> really want to open a drop-down menu each time just to use them. But
> instead of arguing over which buttons should be shown and how, why not
> let the user decide? Many programs (including Firefox, FoxIt PDF Reader,
> and MS Office, just to name a few I happen to have open) allow a user to
> right click a toolbar and choose which toolbars/buttons should be shown.
> MS Office is actually the most flexible of all, allowing the user to
> both turn on/off toolbars and customize which buttons are shown in each.
> Then the people who want small, simplistic windows can turn off all the
> buttons they don't want, and the people who want huge long strings of
> buttons can have them. And without complex or confusing preference
This is an interesting idea, and it's also interesting to note that
there not currently a context menu on the toolbar. But I think with
something that is relatively simple (at the moment, anyway), this would
be overkill. All of the available options can easily be accessed with
the keyboard, anyway. Ctrl+B = Bold, I for italics, U for underline,
etc. And see below...
> A keyboard shortcut for inserting links would be nice too (a
> shortcut for inserting the other things would be somewhat less useful
> since they require using the mouse anyway).
You can use Alt+I to open the Insert menu with the keyboard, and then L
to select Link. Similarly, you can open all the menus and toolbar items
with Alt+(underlined key).
Hope that helps.
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