Bug 135065 - evolution has awkward keyboard shortcuts for non US keyboards
evolution has awkward keyboard shortcuts for non US keyboards
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthew Barnes
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Reported: 2004-10-08 09:22 EDT by Nils Philippsen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: FC-6
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Last Closed: 2006-12-13 07:54:15 EST
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Description Nils Philippsen 2004-10-08 09:22:34 EDT
Description of problem:

To e.g. show/hide a mail message you now have to press "Ctrl+`" which
is "Ctrl+Shift+´" on German keyboards, before (1.4) it was at least
just "`" which was "Shift+´" (awkward in it's own regard because you
still had to press 2 keys), before that it was simply "Q" which was a
bit unintuitive, but quick ;-). I show/hide the preview pane all the
time so it is a bit cumbersome to use that way.

I don't know how to best tackle this issue, making shortcuts
configurable or providing different shortcuts for different keyboards
or what else.

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How reproducible:

Always (tested with en_US.UTF-8 and de_DE.UTF-8 locales, no difference)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start evolution
2. Show or hide the preview pane with the keyboard shortcut
Actual results:

You need to use a three finger shortcut.

Expected results:

An easier shortcut or the possibility to configure keyboard shortcut
(though that one might not survive the Havoc test).

Additional info:
Comment 1 Nils Philippsen 2004-10-08 09:34:51 EDT
I a similar vein, both View->Toolbar and View->Show hidden messages
have "Alt+V->O" as their accelerator (not shortcut), shall I file a
separate BZ for these?
Comment 2 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 18:06:35 EDT
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!
Comment 3 Nils Philippsen 2006-07-11 08:37:44 EDT
The former issue was solved by using "Ctrl-M", but the latter (duplicate
accelerators) wasn't... with a twist: now it's "View->Show hidden messages" and
"View->Zoom Out" which have the same accel ("Alt-V->O").
Comment 4 Matthew Barnes 2006-07-11 09:34:14 EDT
Is this bug still present in the latest version of evolution?

$ rpm -q evolution

Looking at my View menu I see "Ctrl+-" for "View->Zoom Out" and no accelerator
for "View->Show Hidden Messages".  Perhaps I misunderstood the problem description.
Comment 5 Nils Philippsen 2006-12-13 07:54:15 EST
evolution- solves these problems for me, thanks.

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