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[REBOL] Re: keycodes

From: gjones05:mail:orion at: 23-Apr-2001 9:20

From: "Petr Krenzelok"
> Holger Kruse wrote: > > > On Mon, Apr 23, 2001 at 06:45:21AM -0500, GS Jones wrote: > > > Hey, that's a nifty program. Thanks. I guess that the Alt keys are
just
> > > not "recognized". > > > > The Alt key is not portable across platforms. Windows uses it e.g. to
activate
> > program menus. > > > > I don't have too much time to follow discussion these days :-), but - what
does it
> matter if it is or it is not multiplatform? Isn't it programmer's
responsibility
> what Alt key he/she assigns to any action? > > In reality it was one of requested features - ability to underline some
letter of
> text by any kind of escape char, to let user know what Alt + key
combination works
> as hot key ... > > view layout [button "E&xit" [quit]] ; "x" would be underlined, Alt + "x"
would
> perform the action ...
This would be a great usability feature for a future edition. I am not familiar enough with the various platforms to the standards for the hotkey function, but surely there is some commonality that could be encapsulated (like each platform knows how to interpret its version of a hotkey). The current hotkey feature seems to be fairly limited, assuming that I understand how it is to be used. --Scott Jones