Currently there is an action named "export shortcuts to HTML". See https://blogs.oracle.com/geertjan/entry/hidden_netbeans_feature_export_shortcuts
But this action needs some usability improvements:
* shows platform-independent shortcuts like D/O
* shows the keymaps of all available profiles
* file is generated into the userdir
* show systemspecific shortcuts like SHIFT/ALT/CTRL instead of D/O (more useful IMHO)
* show the keymap of the current profile only (who wants to compare the keys of multiple profiles?)
* file is still generated into the userdir, but the generated HTML file will be opened in HTML browser (No one wants to navigate there manually)
Even jglick proposes to have a print button in the keymap panel - see https://blogs.oracle.com/geertjan/entry/hidden_netbeans_feature_export_shortcuts#comment-1327962019210
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I like to propose the following patch to solve this issue.
The patch extends the existing ExportShortcutsAction to export a single keymap. There will a new "Print..." button in the keymap options panel, which will invoke the action using the current keymap profile. After the generation the file will be opened in the HTML-Browser via HtmlBrowser.URLDisplayer.getDefault().showURLExternal(). The shortcuts will be displayed as system-specific (like SHIFT-ALT instead if D-O). That is what the user expects because the keymap options panels also shows them system-specific.
Backwards-compatibility is preserved as much as possible. The original action works like before - it still shows platform-independent shortcuts for all profiles at the same time, but it will be opened in the HTML browser too.
@NB-Devs: Please review, discuss and commit.
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Patch in action
*** Bug 206360 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
@Svata: Any change to get the patch integrated in 7.4? Do you need support/modifications from my side?
After advice from our UI expert (in cc:), I made a minor rearrangement/rename of the buttons. See the attached screenshot.
* better error handling in exportShortcutsToHTML
* shared code between ProfilesPanel and the export action
Please review the suggested changes & the screenshot - thanks.
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Updated screenshot II
(In reply to comment #6)
> After advice from our UI expert (in cc:), I made a minor rearrangement/rename
> of the buttons. See the attached screenshot.
> Additional changes/suggestions:
> * better error handling in exportShortcutsToHTML
> * shared code between ProfilesPanel and the export action
> Please review the suggested changes & the screenshot - thanks.
@Svata: Your attached screenshot doesn't show the correct dialog. I applied the patch to my local sources. Looks good and works! Thanks. I added an updated screenshot. It can be used for the noteworthy page?!
The HTML output isn't beautiful (not your fault/topic), but it is better than nothing and its improvement would be another RFE.
Applied in rev http://hg.netbeans.org/jet-main/rev/a85b58d3330c
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *201305052300* on http://bits.netbeans.org/dev/nightly/ (upload may still be in progress)
User: Svata Dedic <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Log: #226955: Added HTML browser view of keymap [Benno Markiewicz]