Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 69140
gnome-terminal shouldn't grab F1 for help
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
Description of Problem:
gnome-terminal now binds F1 to help starting yelp.
But with this binding F1 can't be entered into a
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start gnome-terminal.
2. Press F1.
yelp pops up.
F1 should go to the application.
I realise the Help binding can be changed with gconf,
but I think the default should be something better like say "<control>F1"(?),
since using F1 inside a terminal is rather common. Eg tty emacs, etc, etc.
F1 is the standard binding for Help though - that's what you'd use it for in
Emacs as well. ;-)
I dunno, it's easy enough to change if you use this binding in a terminal app.
It seems pretty valuable to have Help on the standard keybinding instead of
something weird (though I already used something weird for e.g. copy/paste).
How about using Ctrl-Shift-F1 for help too, like for the cut'n'paste bindings
too. Terminal are rather special apps, in that their own keybindings should be
as unobtrusive as possible. I wonder too how many gnome-terminal users
actually need to look at the help documentation.