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Re: [GNUe] Cursor keys

From: Kenneth Reiszner
Subject: Re: [GNUe] Cursor keys
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 21:18:15 -0600
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Reinhard Mueller wrote:
Hi, all,

I'd like to hear your input on this:

Currently, cursor keys are bound in GNUe-Forms as follows:
Cursor up/down - prev/next record
Ctrl Cursor up/down - first/last record
Page up/down - prev/next block
Shift Page up/down - prev/next screenful in grids
Ctrl Page up/down - prev/next page in tabbed forms

However, some widgets available in forms have a native behaviour that
interferes with this key bindings, like listboxes, dropdowns, or
multiline entries. In some UIs it is, for example, not possible to
navigate to the next record using the keyboard while the focus is on a

We had some discussion before about record navigation, and the outcome
was that the possibility to navigate with the cursor keys should be

However, I wonder whether we might want to add a second way of
navigating that does not interfere with any native widget.

Something that might be easy to intuitively remember might be:
Alt Cursor up/down - prev/next record
Alt Home/End - first/last record
Alt Page up/down - prev/next page in tabbed forms

We might even consider to add something like
Alt Insert - insert record
Alt Delete - delete record
Alt Enter - commit
Alt Backspace - clear form

It's just a wild idea but I figured I toss it on this list :)


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It actually sounds good to me. I particularly like the last four which add additional keyboard functionality or is it that I have missed something.

BTW I am using the synaptic installed gnue under ubuntu 6.06 whit several flat file lists with forms. However, I have yet to be able to run designer without it crashing. Could this be a package problem or is it a version problem or ?

I have been considering altering the gfd's manually but have yet to find documentation supporting this. Or should I as a user always install from source until gnue is farther along?

Also the wiki is down.


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