[jitsi-dev] Jitsi Keyboard Short-cuts


#1

Hi,

Ctrl+Shift+T is a common shortcut to open a new tab in various programs
(Firefox, Google Chrome, xfce4-terminal, and likely others). By default,
Jitsi globally traps various common shortcuts (including Ctrl+Shift+T),
preventing the active window from receiving the short-cut. This has caught
at least one other person by surprise:

http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-xfce/2013-August/000752.html

Jitsi prevents bubbling of Ctrl+Shift+T to other applications, breaking the
Principle of Least Astonishment. Applications should not take global
control over keyboard short-cuts. I do not know if this affects Windows
users -- it does affect programs running under X11.

Kind regards.


#2

The problem also affects Windows. See my earlier report:
http://lists.jitsi.org/pipermail/dev/2013-February/000973.html

Jitsi doesn't seem to use Ctrl+Shift+T on my installation (maybe the
default shortcuts are different for each platform), but I had trouble
with Jitsi capturing the shortcuts mentioned in my report. What does
Ctrl+Shift+T do on your installation of Jitsi?

If there is no objection I suggest we open a bug report.

David

ยทยทยท

On 1/11/2014 6:52 PM, Thangalin wrote:

Hi,

Ctrl+Shift+T is a common shortcut to open a new tab in various
programs (Firefox, Google Chrome, xfce4-terminal, and likely others).
By default, Jitsi globally traps various common shortcuts (including
Ctrl+Shift+T), preventing the active window from receiving the
short-cut. This has caught at least one other person by surprise:

http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-xfce/2013-August/000752.html

Jitsi prevents bubbling of Ctrl+Shift+T to other applications,
breaking the Principle of Least Astonishment. Applications should not
take global control over keyboard short-cuts. I do not know if this
affects Windows users -- it does affect programs running under X11.

Kind regards.

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