[Project_owners] Specifying keyboard shortcuts

Pekka Sillanpää p.sillanpaa at hut.fi
Mon Oct 10 10:33:07 EDT 2005

Sorry, I didn't read all the posts, and don't follow this forum very 
frequently. I read further and noticed that "keyconfig" extension 
already does this, which is good. I thought that this kind of extension 
doesn't exist, because it was one topic of Google Summer of Code in this 
forum. I have to start using it, if it works well.

Pekka Sillanpää wrote:

> Hi Paul,
> If you like, you can use the keyinputbox XBL element that Paul Stone 
> developed (as far as I know) for my Hit-a-Hint extension.
> The idea is pretty similar to KDE shortcut definition. At the moment, 
> there is a separate keyinputbox for each action, but a better approach
> might be to have just keyinputbox and a list like you suggested above.
> http://www.mozdev.org/source/browse/hah/src/chrome/content/hah/hahbindings.xml?rev=1.3&content-type=text/x-cvsweb-markup 
> I volunteered to implement a common Mozilla keyboard shortcut 
> infrastructure in the Google summer of code, but they were not 
> interested :)
> I think it would be nice, if we had just one this kind of list in 
> Mozilla, shared by Mozilla and all extensions. We would need a new 
> event type (or two)
> to advance onkeypress and onkeydown/up events. This way we would just 
> need to define shortcut labels to listen, and assign these labels to 
> particular physical user-defined shortcuts. Anyone have ideas for this?
> Regards,
> Pekka
> Paul Tomlin wrote:
>> Not sure if the attached GIF will get through, but I have a tab on 
>> the QF options dialog that's intended to allow the user to specify 
>> various shortcuts used.
>> The sort of layout I have right now was fine when there was only one 
>> shortcut, but now it's looking a bit extreme and I was wondering if 
>> anyone had any other methods of doing this that might look a bit 
>> easier to understand.
>> The 3 groups are for the 3 modes that QF uses. It can move a message 
>> to a folder, copy it to a folder and navigate to a folder. There's 
>> also likely to be more (instant file to a default folder for example).
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