Keyboard shortcuts

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Since there are user-definable keyboard shortcuts, how about the ability to save a shortcut set so if someone's used to Quark they can just load the Quark shortcut set? Would lower the initial inconvenience of switching to a new DTP prog. Apparently this is already planned.

  • I have rewritten the menu system and some of the shortcut manager. One of my next tasks is to allow loadable shortcut sets. We need the sets created. Perhaps someone would like to start this off by listing the shortcuts from their favourite DTP app. You do not need to create it in a special format, just list them here. eg.

Application - Function - Shortcut
XYZ - Copy - Control C

--Cbradney 23:43, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I've put a couple of shortcuts xml files here to start the bowl rolling.
  • Quark 4 file is incomplete - will try and fix it soon
  • The default Scribus shortcuts should probably be included in the other keysets unless those shortcuts are assigned to something else
  • Identify functions for which it's not currently possible to assign shortcuts in Scribus, eg. Edit text, Zoom in / out
  • More shortcut sets needed, eg. Indesign, Gimp, Inkscape (Actually I think Scribus should probably aim to have common shortcuts with Gimp / Inkscape as a default - setting the defaults to be as usable as possible is a separate matter from the loadable key set thing. It might still be useful to have a unified list of shortcuts used by various apps).--Joeboy 17:49, 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Quark 5 shortcuts are listed in this pdf. Anyone fancy hacking them out or retyping them all? :-) --Joeboy 15:46, 19 Feb 2005 (UTC)

How about user-definable mouse shortcuts, eg. triple-click text selects paragraph like in Word for example?

Instead of escaping the characters (eg in PM 6.5 file), please use the format of:

<function name="pageInsert" shortcut="Ctrl+Shift+&quot;"  /> 

--Cbradney 20:21, 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)

OK, I've updated the files accordingly. --Joeboy 00:32, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)