Bug 165230 - [67cat] Many keyboard shortcut inconsistencies between different operating systems.
[67cat] Many keyboard shortcut inconsistencies between different operating sy...
Status: NEW
Product: platform
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Component: -- Other --
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Reported: 2009-05-15 02:07 UTC by brettryan
Modified: 2009-05-15 04:17 UTC (History)
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Description brettryan 2009-05-15 02:07:17 UTC
[ JDK VERSION : 1.6.* ]

The keyboard shortcuts on different operating systems are very
diffent to each other and very frustrating for users switching
between the differing OS's on a regular basis.

I work on windows at work and OSX at home, I have to rewire my brain
twice every day and I still always keep pressing the wrong thing or
have to think about it. The most frustrating ones are these:

Fix Imports
- MAC: APPLE+SHIFT+I
- PC: CTRL+SHIFT+I
* I think this should be changed to CTRL+SHIFT+I

Format
- MAC: CTRL+SHIFT+F
- PC: ALT+SHIFT+F
* This is my biggest pet hate about using NetBeans on mac, pressing
CTRL+SHIFT+F means you have to contort your left hand so your thumb
almost touches your left pinky, unlike the fix imports (CTRL+SHIFT+I)
it's not as bad because the "I" is pressed with your right hand. I
know I should use the right CTRL+SHIFT, but my brain doesn't work
that way.
* I think this should be changed to ALT+SHIFT+F

The other two are probably mac behavior differences but they drive me
nuts all the same.

Insertion Point to Previous|Next Word
- PC: CTRL+<LEFT|RIGHT>
- MAC: ALT+<LEFT|RIGHT>

- MAC: HOME|END - Move to start/end of document
- PC: HOME|END - Move to start/end of line

IMHO we should keep the ALT/CTRL key consistent between the two OS's

This never used to be the case once upon a time, I think it all
changed when Netbeans 5.0 was released?


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